Trump: Withdraw Troops From S Korea/Japan, Let Them Have Nukes

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Donald Trump has undoubtedly rattled the political establishment for a variety of reasons, but the one reason that probably doesn’t get enough attention is his fairly non-interventionist foreign policy. While he talks a big vicious game when it comes to terrorism, his approach to other nation states stands at odds with the imperial mindset of Washington DC.

In the past he has said that if he becomes president, he would take a hands off approach to Russia and North Korea. Now he has said that he would be open to backing out of East Asia. He admitted that the United States “cannot be the policeman of the world” and suggested a withdrawal of troops for South Korea and Japan, unless they could pay the US in exchange for protection.

He also described America’s defense pact with Japan as one-sided, since we would have to “go out with full force” to defend them if they were invaded. “If we’re attacked, they do not have to come to our defense…that’s a real problem.” To protect themselves from China, he suggested that countries like South Korea and Japan should develop nuclear weapons. He views this as an inevitable development since if the United States “keeps on its path, its current path of weakness, they’re going to want to have that anyway, with or without me discussing it.”

Trump has since described this as an “America first” policy, and expressed a similar distaste for our lopsided defense relationship with NATO and Saudi Arabia. He believes that ultimately, these countries are taking advantage of our military prowess. “So America first, yes, we will not be ripped off anymore. We’re going to be friendly with everybody, but we’re not going to be taken advantage of by anybody.”

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  • Nexusfast123

    None of these nations need ‘protection’. More like the US runs a protection racket and pays to keep these nations as vassals. Someone should have told them that when you get your own empire you get the subjects of your empire to pay. You don’t pay out yourself.

    • Jim Roberts TEST

      Agreed 100%

  • SomeTruthOutThere

    The cease-fire that stopped the combat in the Korean War was over 60 years ago. It is known by all parties that technically, the two countries are still at war. If South Korea has not, in all that time, figured out a way to protect themselves from an aggressive North Korea then they deserve what they get. US Forces should have left Korea 20-30 years ago.

    • CurlyBill

      Thats right! Seems to me that if the South can build cars and ships of the caliber they are at today then weapons to protect themselves should be a no brainer. Im for pulling out of ALL countries who cant pay for their “protection”.

  • breakawaymotorsports .

    This policy makes sense to me..I’m sure the corporations that profit off all this protectionism will HATE it..

  • none

    Hasn’t President Obama already done this with his military force reductions?

    • Helluva3ngineer

      Yeah. He also ended the wars in the middle east. LOL.

    • CurlyBill

      Yeah… thats like firing the greeters at walmart. Did it really make a difference?

      • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

        Not as much as repurposing them did.

  • frankw

    This is the first intelligent proposal I’ve heard in years and reflects the opinion of the Founders regarding entangling alliances.

  • Mario Kane

    I really don’t care for Donald Drumpf as a person, but on this issue he is right on. Those countries should be able to defend themselves without the US interfering in every little nook and cranny. I do hope Japanese Imperialism never makes a resurgence, though.

    • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

      Given that the country is being irradiated into extinction, it is probably academic.

  • Praetor

    Its about dang time. Its time for those people to become adults and fend for themselves, and for the U.S. to stop medaling around in their business. Its time for the world to grow-up and time for the U.S. to put people back to work and get their a$$ of welfare!!!!

  • Ed

    Armed societies are polite societies. Same goes for “nut case countries”.