Well it looks like USFK is taking a step towards becoming an expeditionary force from the Korean peninsula:
Some 500 soldiers of the Second U.S. Infantry Division stationed in Korea will participate in annual joint U.S.-Philippine exercises to be staged next month in the island country.
A spokesman for the Eighth U.S. Army last Friday said about 500 light infantrymen of the division will participate in the Balikatan 2011 drill in the Philippines from April 5 to 15.
This is the first time such a large number of USFK troops have taken part in an overseas exercise.
It signals that the U.S. Defense Department is serious about the new doctrine of “strategic flexibility” that allows USFK troops to be deployed at flashpoints elsewhere. [Chosun Ilbo]