The United States has withdrawn 10,000 of its 63,000 man forces stationed in Korea, the U.
The United States has withdrawn 10,000 of its 63,000 man forces stationed in Korea, the U.S. Defence Department revealed August 27. Commenting on the withdrawal plan for the fiscal year which ends June 30, a Pentagon spokesman said actual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Korea will be only about half the official cutback of 20,000 troops because American forces there were already under strength when the withdrawal was announced. The Nixon Administration announced earlier this summer that the 63,000 U.S. garrison in Korea will be cut by 20,000 June 30, 1971. as a step in reducing the U.S. military presence in the far east. U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew visited Seoul August 23 and U.S. Army Chief of staff Gen. William C. Westmoreland visited September 2, 1970 to hold talks with President Chunge-hee Park, Prime Minister II-Kwon Chung and Defence Minister Nae-hiuk Jung on the planned American Troops cutbacks and the proposed modernisation of Korean armed forces. Korean President Chung-hee park was reported to have asked the United States for $3 billion in military aid over a five year period to compensate for the gradual cutback in the American forces.