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Prostitution may be the oldest profession, but soldiering is nearly as venerable, and the two have long been queasily symbiotic. Since World War II, the American military’s libido has been particularly problematic in Asia, where the U.S. still maintains a large presence in countries that are (or were until recently) quite poor. One of those is Korea, the subject of “Prostitution Around U.S. Bases and Its Legacy,” a program featuring feminist playwright Ahn Il Soon; Kim Yeon Ja, the coordinator of a sex-worker support group; and Irene Bellis, an Amerasian adoptee. At 6 p.m. at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1601 Connecticut Ave. NW. FREE. (703) 642-3458. (MJ)