In a statement, US Forces Korea said it had not been told to provide temporary housing or other support for anyone leaving Afghanistan.
“If tasked, USFK will work with the Department of State, Department of Defense and the Republic of Korea government while maintaining our ROK-US Alliance and obligation to provide and maintain a robust combined defence posture,” the military command said in a statement after The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that US bases around the world were being eyed as possible sites.
The United States stations around 28,500 troops in South Korea as a legacy of the 1950-1953 Korean War, which ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty.
Camp Humphreys, a recently completed US$11 billion garrison 64 km south of Seoul, is America’s largest overseas military base.
Source: Channel News Asia