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American military presence problem for North Korea

American military presence problem for North Korea

North Korea is developing nuclear weapons, and American military presence is to blame, according to retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson.

Wilkerson, who had a 31-year Army career and served as chief of staff to General Colin Powell between 2002 and 2005, spoke March 15 about the reunifying North and South Korea as part of the League of Women Voters' Great Decisions Series.

North and South Korea split in 1945 after the Allied victory of World War II ended Japan's 35-year Korean occupation, according to the New World Encyclopedia.

The United States is South Korea's ally and has maintained a presence there and in Japan, creating a North Korean fear of destruction,...

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