Wednesday, January 30, 2013

U.S. Troops On The Frontline In Korea

Along Korea's DMZ, Lone Forward-Deployed US Division Stays Prepared -- Voice of America

POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA — At a time of rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, a quartet of U.S. Army “Abrams” M1-A2SEP tanks rolls onto the frozen ground of the Rodriguez Live Fire Range near the DMZ during one of the coldest days of the winter.

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.

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My Comment: For U.S. forces this is probably the most dangerous border in the world. If war should break out here, more U.S. forces will probably be killed in one month than all U.S. KIAs in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past ten years combined.

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