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U.S. and Allied Military Bases Align Geographically

Created on June 12, 2015

U.S. and Allied Military Bases Align Geographically

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The U.S., South Korea, and Japan have military bases that are aligned on similar trajectories and therefore could be threatened by a single missile from North Korea. In South Korea, Seoul is the headquarters of U.S. Forces–Korea, and Osan is headquarters to the U.S. 7th Air Force.

Source: Heritage Foundation research.

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Tags: South-Korea, North-Korea, China, missile-defense, THAAD