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As N. Korea intensifies missile program, US opens $11B base in S. Korea

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 CGK    2,624

Eleven BILLION? Wow, out tax dollars at work! Looks like we know who will get the spoils of this "war."

 

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea - This small American city has four schools and five churches, an Arby's, a Taco Bell and a Burger King. The grocery store is offering a deal on Budweiser as the temperature soars, and out front there's a promotion for Ford Mustangs.

But for all its invocations of the American heartland, this growing town is in the middle of the South Korean countryside, in an area that was famous for growing huge grapes.

"We built an entire city from scratch," said Col. Scott Mueller, garrison commander of Camp Humphreys, one of the U.S. military's largest overseas construction projects. If it were laid across Washington, the 3,454-acre base would stretch from Key Bridge to Nationals Park, from Arlington National Cemetery to the Capitol.

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Now, the $11 billion base is beginning to look like the garrison that military planners envisaged decades ago.

The 8th Army moved its headquarters here this month, and there are about 25,000 people based here, including family members and contractors.

There are apartment buildings, sports fields, playgrounds and a water park, and an 18-hole golf course with the generals' houses overlooking the greens. There is a "warrior zone" with Xboxes and Playstations, pool tables and dart boards, and a tavern for those old enough to drink.

Starting in August, there will be two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. A new, 68-bed military hospital to replace the one at Yongsan is close to completion.

That is in addition to the airfield, tank training areas and firing ranges.

When it is finished, the base will be able to house precisely 1,111 families and a total of about 45,500 people.

But it's not just bigger; it's much more modern than the garrison at Yongsan, Mueller said. It has state-of-the-art communications technology and is a more "hardened" site to protect against a possible North Korean attack.

More: https://korea.stripes.com/news/n-korea-intensifies-missile-program-us-opens-11b-base-s-korea

 

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 COBO Member    3,350
9 minutes ago, Tarmalen said:

N. Korea is just an excuse so we can put more might in that area.

Naaah...gotta have a place to hold all the troops that'll occupy NK after we turn li'l Kimchi into dogmeat.

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 Cinnamon    22,923
45 minutes ago, CGK said:

"We built an entire city from scratch," said Col. Scott Mueller, garrison commander of Camp Humphreys, one of the U.S. military's largest overseas construction projects.

How's about using some of that money here in the U.S.? 

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 Ukshep    20,050
3 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

How's about using some of that money here in the U.S.? 

Using money for good things is not something they ever do.

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 Cinnamon    22,923
1 minute ago, Ukshep said:

Using money for good things is not something they ever do.

Only what they have to do to shut up the people. And that is minimal, always. 

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 apache54    4,867
3 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

How's about using some of that money here in the U.S.? 

the NWO don't work that way!!, and that is just another reason to remove THEM!!

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 COBO Member    3,350

Finally clicked the OP link because Camp Humphreys itself has been there for a long time.

But I LOL'd when they were touting all the new barbershops out in town. You'd have to have visited and gotten a "Korean haircut" to understand.

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