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September 7, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
An agreement reached Tuesday between the Defense Department and the U.S. Olympic Committee will enable men's basketball Coach John Thompson to close all but one of his practices to military personnel and their families at Yongsan, the base for the U.S. Eighth Army stationed in Seoul. About half of the 645 U.S. athletes who will compete here during the Olympics are expected to take advantage of the sports facilities on the military base for workouts.
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August 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Bowing to sometimes violent protests by residents, South Korea and the U.S. military announced that they will shut down part of a bombing range used by U.S. fighter jets. Residents denounced the decision as insufficient and vowed to fight until the entire range is closed. The controversial Koon Ni Range on South Korea's west coast consists of a sprawling beach for strafing exercises and an islet for bombing exercises. The range is used exclusively by the U.S. Air Force.
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June 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
About 2,000 villagers and activists clashed with riot police Tuesday, demanding closure of a U.S. military bombing range on South Korea's west coast, police said. Protesters shouted anti-U.S. slogans and threw rocks as they tried to march into the bombing range near Mae Hyang, southwest of Seoul, police said. Police, holding plastic shields locked together in front of them, blocked the march. Villagers have long demanded the relocation of the nearby Kooni Range, and anti-U.S.
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June 29, 2000 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Korean War's battles ended almost five decades ago, but this village not far from Seoul has been under constant siege ever since--not by North Korea, but from U.S. bombs and machine-gun fire. Nearly every weekday morning, when the wind is calm, the sounds of war commence, often lasting well into the night. U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt antitank planes swoop down like vultures, unleashing their hail of bullets in a terrifying clamor at targets on the edge of rice paddies.
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February 16, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. and South Korean officials announced Thursday that the United States will withdraw part of its armed force here and gradually relinquish its dominant role in the military alliance between the two countries, eventually turning over all major commands to South Korean officers. The plan disclosed by Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and South Korean Defense Minister Lee Sang Hoon would fundamentally alter the 37-year-old security arrangement between the two countries.
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October 25, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
House and Senate negotiators agreed on an $8.5-billion military construction bill that would slash President Bush's requests for bases in South Korea and the Philippines. Concerned that the United States carries too big a share of the defense burden, the lawmakers approved cutting all but $800,000 from Bush's requested $85.5 million for bases in those countries. The full House is expected to act in a few days on the legislation.
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August 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Bowing to sometimes violent protests by residents, South Korea and the U.S. military announced that they will shut down part of a bombing range used by U.S. fighter jets. Residents denounced the decision as insufficient and vowed to fight until the entire range is closed. The controversial Koon Ni Range on South Korea's west coast consists of a sprawling beach for strafing exercises and an islet for bombing exercises. The range is used exclusively by the U.S. Air Force.
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May 3, 1989
The United States has agreed to move its military headquarters in South Korea from central Seoul to rural areas, the South Korean Defense Ministry announced. It said the headquarters and other U.S. facilities in Seoul will be moved by the mid-1990s. South Korea wants to relocate the facilities to provide space for new offices and homes in the crowded capital. The headquarters of the 8th U.S. Army and other American forces have been in Seoul since the Korean War in 1950-53.
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January 31, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush's announced intention to reduce the level of U.S. troops in South Korea sent a chill Tuesday through official quarters in Japan and South Korea. In the 1991 national budget proposed Monday by Bush, the Pentagon calls for shutting down U.S. Air Force operations at three air bases in South Korea as part of a move to restrain defense spending and restructure the military.
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April 1, 1994 | Research by CHRIS ERSKINE / Los Angeles Times
American forces have been on duty in South Korea for more than 40 years, standing guard over an armistice agreement that never evolved into a permanent peace treaty. With tensions rising over North Korea's nuclear intensions, more U.S. troops and equipment are on the way. U.S. military commanders say the move is larely for logistical reasons, allowing easy movement of U.S. equipment on a non-emergency basis.
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June 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
About 2,000 villagers and activists clashed with riot police Tuesday, demanding closure of a U.S. military bombing range on South Korea's west coast, police said. Protesters shouted anti-U.S. slogans and threw rocks as they tried to march into the bombing range near Mae Hyang, southwest of Seoul, police said. Police, holding plastic shields locked together in front of them, blocked the march. Villagers have long demanded the relocation of the nearby Kooni Range, and anti-U.S.
NEWS
April 1, 1994 | Research by CHRIS ERSKINE / Los Angeles Times
American forces have been on duty in South Korea for more than 40 years, standing guard over an armistice agreement that never evolved into a permanent peace treaty. With tensions rising over North Korea's nuclear intensions, more U.S. troops and equipment are on the way. U.S. military commanders say the move is larely for logistical reasons, allowing easy movement of U.S. equipment on a non-emergency basis.
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August 16, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Korea on Wednesday celebrated the 45th anniversary of its liberation from Japanese colonization with a ritual of fiery student protest. More than 10,000 demonstrators battled riot police at the gates of Yonsei University in western Seoul in a futile attempt to march to the border with North Korea for a Communist-sponsored reunification rally. Policemen fired tear gas into the throng of students, who scattered and regrouped to respond with firebombs and rocks.
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February 16, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. and South Korean officials announced Thursday that the United States will withdraw part of its armed force here and gradually relinquish its dominant role in the military alliance between the two countries, eventually turning over all major commands to South Korean officers. The plan disclosed by Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and South Korean Defense Minister Lee Sang Hoon would fundamentally alter the 37-year-old security arrangement between the two countries.
NEWS
January 31, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush's announced intention to reduce the level of U.S. troops in South Korea sent a chill Tuesday through official quarters in Japan and South Korea. In the 1991 national budget proposed Monday by Bush, the Pentagon calls for shutting down U.S. Air Force operations at three air bases in South Korea as part of a move to restrain defense spending and restructure the military.
NEWS
October 25, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
House and Senate negotiators agreed on an $8.5-billion military construction bill that would slash President Bush's requests for bases in South Korea and the Philippines. Concerned that the United States carries too big a share of the defense burden, the lawmakers approved cutting all but $800,000 from Bush's requested $85.5 million for bases in those countries. The full House is expected to act in a few days on the legislation.
NEWS
August 16, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Korea on Wednesday celebrated the 45th anniversary of its liberation from Japanese colonization with a ritual of fiery student protest. More than 10,000 demonstrators battled riot police at the gates of Yonsei University in western Seoul in a futile attempt to march to the border with North Korea for a Communist-sponsored reunification rally. Policemen fired tear gas into the throng of students, who scattered and regrouped to respond with firebombs and rocks.
NEWS
May 3, 1989
The United States has agreed to move its military headquarters in South Korea from central Seoul to rural areas, the South Korean Defense Ministry announced. It said the headquarters and other U.S. facilities in Seoul will be moved by the mid-1990s. South Korea wants to relocate the facilities to provide space for new offices and homes in the crowded capital. The headquarters of the 8th U.S. Army and other American forces have been in Seoul since the Korean War in 1950-53.
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