President Barack Obama has ordered more joint US/ROK military drills on the Korea Peninsula amidst an ongoing nuclear crisis sparked by the North Korean regime. The White House claims the U.S. military can defend South Korea against a North Korean invasion, but the United States commander-in-chief can't even control the behavior of his troops.
In recent weeks, a high number of US military personnel had engaged in drunk and disorderly conduct on the streets of Seoul. The assailants run to their military bases, when Korean police officers attempt to arrest them, since they are cowards.
Hangyore reports that, "an incident occurred last weekend in which USFK soldiers caused a disturbance in downtown Seoul before striking a pursuing police officer and other citizens with a car and fleeing into Yongsan Garrison. Despite their late-night chase after receiving reports of a soldier firing an air rifle at people – an officer even discharged his weapon – police were unable to conduct initial questioning because the soldiers fled inside the US base (where Korean police are not legally permitted). It is maddening to see this repeated spectacle of our police officers simply waiting for USFK to play along. Each year there are 200 to 400 crimes committed by US forces in Korea, and this trend is continuing because stern punishments are not being assessed."
To read the entire article from Hangyore, link here: To view a listing of USFK court martials in December 2012, link here:
... written by Toni , August 15, 2013
I wouldn't be surprised. Many soldiers misbehave and get rowdy when drunk. They ride the Seoul Subway,especially the Itaewon line,and they get nasty,sometimes peeing in the cars,when Koreans complain,they want to beat them up. The worst I saw was bunch of soldiers(drunk)sexually harassing some school girls. They give a bad image and impression of Americans,and sometimes the innocent tourist pays the price from irate Koreans. Their superior Commanders should be held accountable for such a barbaric behavior.