Number of US Troops in South Korea


Troop numbers for the years 1950 - 2005   sourced from:     www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/troopsdb.cfm.


  
Year Number
1950         510
1951   326,863
1952   326,863
1953   326,863
1954   225,590
1955     75,328
1956     68,810
1957     71,043
1958     46,024
1959     49,827
1960     55,864
1961     57,694
1962     60,947
1963     56,910
1964     62,596
1965     58,636
1966     47,076
1967     55,057
1968     62,263
1969     66,531
1970     52,197
1971     40,740
1972     41,600
1973     41,864
1974     40,387
1975     40,204
1976     39,133
1977     40,705
1978     41,565
1979     39,018
1980     38,780
1981     38,254
1982     39,194
1983     38,705
1984     40,785
1985     41,718
1986     43,133
1987     44,674
1988     45,501
1989     44,461
1990     41,344
1991     40,062
1992     35,743
1993     34,830
1994     36,796
1995     36,016
1996     36,539
1997     35,663
1998     36,890
1999     35,913
2000     36,565
2001     37,605
2002     37,743
2003     41,145
2004     40,840
2005     30,983
2006 28,500
2007 28,500
2008 28,500
2009 28,500
2010 28,500
2011 28,500

2012               28,500
2013               28,500
2014               29,300
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-07/u-s-adding-800-troops-for-south-korea-citing-rebalance.html

Are US Troops in South Korea Still Necessary?

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/1/are-u-s-troops-insouthkoreastillnecessary.html


Of Bases and Budgets     http://www.kpolicy.org/documents/interviews-opeds/111021christineahnhyunleebasesandbudgets.html 

Christine Ahn* and Hyun Lee* | October 21, 2011
[Originally published in Foreign Policy in Focus, October 6, 2011] 
  
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