Wednesday, February 18, 2009
India: Government Procurement Procedure Has Too Much Red Tape And Old Rusty, Caused Neglect To Armed Forces
According to the CFC, the U.S. military will mobilize a total of 26,000 troops during the March 9-20 exercise to test its ability to quickly deploy forces in case of invasion to South Korea. Among the 26,000 U.S. troops, 12,000 will come from the U.S. forces stationed in South Korea while the rest 14,000 will be deployed from abroad, the CFC said. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said that the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, stationed in Yokohama, Japan, will take part in the exercise. The CFC didn't mention how many South Korean troops will participate in the drill. It stressed at a news release that the exercise is "defense-oriented, focusing on military readiness posture." The U.S. military side has notified Pyongyang of the exercise but has yet to receive a response, the CFC said. About 28,500 U.S. troops are currently stationed in South Korea.