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U.S. sending 800 additional soldiers to South Korea Updated: 2014-01-09 06:29:36 KST

 U.S. sending 800 additional soldiers to South Korea
The United States it plans to deploy more troops and heavy tanks to South Korea to rebalance its forces across the Asia-Pacific.
The Pentagon say eight-hundred additional troops, along with extra tanks and armed vehicles will start a nine-month deployment on February 1st in Gyeonggi-do provincejust south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas.
The U.S. already has roughly 28-thousand troops stationed in South Korea.
The move comes at a time of heightened tensions on the peninsula after last month's execution of Jang Song-thaek, the once powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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