Pentagon considers 'adjustments' to US troop levels in South Korea

(VOVWORLD) - The Pentagon is considering "adjustments" to its military presence in South Korea and around the globe as it shifts from years of countering insurgencies and armed groups in the greater Middle East to focusing on China, defense secretary, Mark Esper, said on Tuesday.

Esper said he hasn’t issued an order to withdraw from South Korea. Without discussing specifics, Esper said he favors more emphasis on rotational deployments, as opposed to permanent stationing of American troops "because it gives the United States greater strategic flexibility in terms of responding to challenges around the globe".