U.S. military anti-prostitution policy bears no fruits
Discipline, honor, and patriotism. These are the reasons, for some people to join U.S. military services. However, for most people, when they think of the U.S. service members abroad, these are not the words that they associate the service members with. Rather, the U.S. service members are notorious for violence, alcoholism, low education, and prostitution in places where they are stationed. And, such notoriety of U.S. soldiers are well evidenced by the prostitution and sex trafficking place around the U.S. military base abroad.
Sex trafficking around U.S. military bases in South Korea
Recently, the Philippines government banned work permits for women seeking to work for bars in South Korea.
Contrary to the national interest, the U.S. miltary service memembers abroad have been the faithful demand factor for sex trafficking in South Korea as well as other countries. In particular, sex trafficking and prostitution survive solely because of the presence of the U.S. military service members according to some brothel owners. Despite the anti-prostitution policy specifically aimed to reduce sex trafficking, sex markets around the U.S. military bases have persisted to thrive.