Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Still Forward

I recently mentioned that we are redeploying our troops holding the DMZ to positions further south in South Korea. But that task isn't done yet.

This is an interesting piece most useful to remind me we are still at the DMZ:

The tanks and their crews, from Dragon Company of the 1st Battalion’s 72nd Armor Regiment (1-72 AR), are a small but lethal component of the U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Division stationed close to the tense border separating North and South Korea.

We only have a brigade of the division in South Korea. And the article implies that only a portion of that brigade is on the DMZ.

I'm not sure when all our troops will finally be off the line, but we aren't there yet.

UPDATE: Ah, I found an old post that said we'd be off the DMZ within 5 years. Since that was a November 2007 post, we're overdue.