Military curfew in Korea will continue, USFK commander says

January 17, 2013 by admin
Filed under: Criminals, Culture, Kidnapping, Rape, Torture, U.S. Policy 

“SEOUL — The off-installation curfew for U.S. servicemembers in South Korea will continue indefinitely, according to a general order issued Monday by U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. James Thurman.

. . .  USFK commander Gen. Walter Sharp rescinded an unpopular 9-year-old curfew in July 2010, saying it was not necessary because troops could be trusted to behave off base.

Three months later, Thurman reinstated it after a rash of incidents involving U.S. servicemembers, including two high-profile rape cases, sparked widespread criticism from the Korean public, media and lawmakers, who suggested not enough was being done to control the 28,500 American troops here.”

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