Military Might of South Korea may grow from Self Sufficiency.
Believe it or not, I stumbled upon this piece by an active duty US troop about South Korea. Oddly, to me anyway, this troop’s name is Christopher Lee which I know as the name of one of my favorite actors. But that’s not why this piece here at PDN exists. This piece exists to give an honest and simple run down about the military might of South Korea. What you have over there is the South Korean president, Moon Jae-In, making self-reliance a mandate. Frankly, Moon is looking to make South Korea independent of American foreign aid.
To me this sounds like Moon is doing right by his people, not because I believe foreign aid is based on a fantasy of bribing foreigners to love America. However, don’t get me wrong I do legit believe that about all foreign aid. Actually, the reason I applaud Moon for this is because America and South Korea have honest friendship with each other. And so far as I am concerned, true friends will defend each other with no bribery whatsoever in the mix.
Non-money factors of SK Military Might.
Let’s talk other factors besides military budget, because there is a lot to unpack in assessing a nation’s military might. Basically it is found that South Korea is the 7th most peopled military at 627,500 troops. With the full data here, we can gleam into what South Korea has on a military might level.
Frankly, they have almost 1500 aircraft and a sum of 5300 heavy vehicles, and close to 7600 artillery engines and 166 total naval crafts.
Not to mention, there is something I call terrain familiarity. Basically the South Koreans naturally know the Korean peninsula than any American can. I must admit this as an American myself! Because remember, Sun Tzu made military might more often stem from brains than from brute force, “utilize brains over brute force” it’s alleged he said. Speaking of which, the South Koreans are likely to also know Sun Tzu literature better than we do.
What this Self-sufficiency agenda means for liberty
In closing, I will say this about Moon’s agenda’s impact on the growth of individual liberty. I think it will be an impact that causes government to shrink and liberty to grow. However, the admirability of Moon pushing self-reliance does not, cannot and will not justify America not jumping to South Korea’s defense as needed. Instead, the truth is that true friends who truly love each other will eagerly defend each other like family.
For example, what if North Korea threatens terror on South Korea like Elan Journo brilliantly points out they always do? That means that if South Korea is going to go tear down the threat, then we act like a brother to SK by going with them. Frankly, it’s as simple as that.