The US Army wants its forces deployed in South Korea to train for a potential attack with the use of hazardous materials, which could be radioactive or chemical. The Army’s 718th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company (EOD) in South Korea should be taught to be able to identify hazardous materials, “know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations,” as well as to be able

implement decontamination procedures, according to the contract proposal which the Army posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website. It is expected to be a two-week training course, taught on-site at the US Camp Humphreys base in South Korea. The US has around 25,000 troops deployed in the country, at some 80 sites across the country. In late August, the Pentagon posted another proposal for contractors to build walls around four US bases in South Korea to protect them from a potential attack. READ MORE