New U.S. base not entirely out of range of North Korea threats

USA TODAY – CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — The U.S. military’s newest and largest overseas base for 26,000 soldiers, family members and civilians is finally humming with activity — and buzzing about the growing threat from nearby North Korea.

President Trump is scheduled to visit this $10.7 billion, 3,500-acre base in the city of Pyeongtaek during his stop in South Korea on Nov. 5-8 .

Camp Humphreys, which became the headquarters of the Eighth Army in July, is located 40 miles south of the former base in Seoul and about 60 miles from the Demilitarized Zone that divides North and South Korea.

That puts the base about twice as far from North Korea as its predecessor, one of the main reasons for the move.

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