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arealdeadone30 Jul 2020 10:25 p.m. PST

South Korea has announced a fresh batch of defence cutbacks to help cushion economy from COVID.

Total cutbacks now amount to $1.5 USD billion and biggest casualty is plan to equip latest series of AEGIS destroyers with advanced SAMs.


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 11:00 p.m. PST


Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 6:26 a.m. PST

Outside of the masses of artillery that North Korea has aimed at Seoul, there's not much for South Korea to fear. The North Korean air force and navy are miles behind them and will never catch up. There's not enough fuel to train their troops and the armor they have is woefully out of date.

USAFpilot31 Jul 2020 9:02 a.m. PST

That's the thing about an arms race, if you're not careful, you will bankrupt your nation.

David Manley31 Jul 2020 10:21 a.m. PST

South Korea isn't just concerned about the North. Keeping up with Japan sits high in their priorities and worries as well.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 11:14 a.m. PST

So why are we going bankrupt to defend S. Korea???

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 3:26 p.m. PST

So why are we going bankrupt to defend S. Korea???

It probably has less to do with N. and S. Korea than maintaining a presence there to counter boogeymen China.

McWong7331 Jul 2020 6:42 p.m. PST

The South Koreans spend a good chunk, IMHO a different paradigm than the debates around NATO spending.

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