Does sending troops to South Korea benefit the U.S.?

Does sending troops to South Korea benefit the United States?

For example: it would cost a certain amount more to build Camp Humphreys-class U.S. base in Japan.

Only in an economic perspective, and not in a perspective of practical meaning like the ability on monitoring China and Russia and etc.

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  • 2 weeks ago

    We already have bases that size in Japan. We keep troops in Korea because it’s even closer to the potential enemy. We keep rockets closer to the bad guys.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Not at the current moment but if a conflict ever broke out in that region, then it would be very beneficial and this is the reason why the US is there.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Yes, its stops NK from invading south korea

    which save billions of dollars and thousands of lives

  • 2 weeks ago

    It's a deterrent to North Korean aggression, but Trump's frustrating that aim.

    Joint exercise with American and South Korean military postponed in ‘act of goodwill’ toward North Korea

    https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2019/11/...

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  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    If you're going to ignore the political and military reasons for having a base there, then no. It doesn't make economic sense to have a military at all.

  • 2 weeks ago

    We already have close to 30,000 in South Korea.

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