Gene Healy: Bring the Troops Home from Korea


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Is North Korea a threat to the U.S.? Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has warned of a "real and clear danger" from North Korea. Yet as Gene Healy observes, despite Kim Jong Un's bluster, the regime is only a threat to the U.S. to the extent that we've put ourselves in harm's way. After six decades of U.S. forces serving as a "tripwire" designed to deter the North Korean government, it's past time to start bringing our 28,500 troops home.