Trump...end joint military exercises,pull troops

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  1. AzPilot

    AzPilot Well-Known Member

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    So now Trump is talking about ending joint military exercises with South Korea and pulling troops from the region. This would be a huge mistake with China's actions in the South China sea and a bit premature as we have no idea on North Korea's true intentions.
     
  2. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash They will make you look foolish. AD-FREE USER

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    Trump isn't stupid enough to pull troops from the Korean border. He would be a fool to do so prematurely.
    Can we eventually? I'd say yes. But you have a good point with China being close by and doing what they're doing.
     
  3. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    I read he was ending the exercises but have not seen he was pulling the military.
     
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  4. AzPilot

    AzPilot Well-Known Member

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    Trump is already giving a major concession with nothing but a promise of more talks.
     
  5. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What concession has he given???
     
  6. AzPilot

    AzPilot Well-Known Member

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    Stopping the joint military exercise with South Korea.
     
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  7. Bubba74

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    the joint exercises just concluded
    the next ones were scheduled for 18 months from now
    by then we will have a pretty good idea of how this is going to go

    As for pulling out troops
    that was not said for now but the ideal situation where the troops can come home
    since when is the left against bringing home the troops?
     
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  8. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think this years exercises concluded in April.Next April,lets wait and see where this situation is at.
     
  9. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    I watched Trumo talk about this today, then he complained about the money spent when our bombers fly from Guam to take part in these exercises. He says its too far , costs too much money.

    You can't have the best Air Force aircrew if they don't practice flying.
    Practice and training have to be done, you don't learn to fly watching video games.

    South Koreans are a little upset here with this announcement. He doesn't tell our allies what he's going to announce.
    I'm sure Europe's next
    Putins a happy man
     
  10. Joseph1135

    Joseph1135 Well-Known Member

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    Trump being a fool? No! You don’t say!
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  11. falconfan

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    We still have Nuclear missiles in S.Korea. Also in Japan.
    We have bombers with warheads in Guam.

    I just heard Newt Gingrich say we had nuclear missiles in
    Montana that would reach N.Korea in 29 minutes (I don’t
    know how long it would take to get to China) and also
    have submarines stationed about with nukes on them.
    Those joint exercises aren’t needed.
     
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  12. Keepingon

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    The President of South Korea said in a press conference he was extremely Happy
     
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  13. Keepingon

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    Actually we do have the best Air Force and technically they train in simulators before flying.
    It’s like a high tech video game.
     
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  14. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Thats supplemental training.
    You can't earn your private pilots license for a little Cessna 150 without real air time.
     
  15. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/12/politics/trump-north-korea-military-exercises/index.html
    Trump's pledge to stop 'provocative' military exercises provokes alarm and confusion in Seoul and Washington

    The declaration -- one that goes to the heart of the security of US allies and the United States' western defense perimeter -- raised concerns that Trump had made a significant concession at his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without getting anything solid in return, particularly as he raised the prospect of pulling troops out of South Korea altogether.
    "It's really breathtaking," said Michael J. Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
    "When the President of the United States announces unilaterally to the leader of North Korea that we are going to stop our military exercises with our allies, Japan and Korea, and does not first tell those allies ... and then goes on to say that someday he'd like to get our troops out of Asia," Green said, "that's an astonishing development.
     
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  16. DCM_Doc

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    Correct me if I am wrong but have have you not said in the past this country should spend less on the military & more on social programs. You are correct that the military needs training to maintain air superiority. So what do you propose to be the correct action to keep our national defense strong?
     
  17. Keepingon

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    They do two exercises a year there. Do you really think we are not going to properly train pilots?
    Your as screwed up as Nancy Pelosi sometimes.
     
  18. Keepingon

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    there’s no mention of pulling troops that’s a Democrat bashing peace thing.
    you said South Koreans were upset the link below shows a clip of their President CONGRATULATING both President Trump and Kim on the Summit.

    https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/06/...moon-jae-trump-and-kim-jong-un-on-summit.html

     
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  19. AzPilot

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  20. jimmy g

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    Our Air Force trains DAILY. Planes flying around the world. I remember my kid telling me of trips from Indiana to Hawaii to Guam to Okinawa and return to Indiana. Or Indiana to Tampa to Alaska and return. They get practice. In the past, Mags normally jumps up and down about Military Spending......
     
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