South Korea Signs Deal To Pay More For U.S. Troops After Trump Demand

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South Korea Signs Deal To Pay More For U.S. Troops After Trump Demand

Post by 1989TransAm » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:10 pm

"SEOUL (Reuters) – Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for the South to pay more.
About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea, where the United States has maintained a military presence since the 1950-53 Korean War.
The new deal must still be approved by South Korea’s parliament, but it would boost its contribution to 1.03 trillion won ($890 million) from 960 billion won in 2018.
Unlike past agreements, which lasted for five years, this one is scheduled to expire in a year, potentially forcing both sides back to the bargaining table within months.
“It has been a very long process, but ultimately a very successful process,” South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said at a meeting before another official from the foreign ministry initialled the agreement.
While acknowledging lingering domestic criticism of the new deal and the need for parliamentary approval, Kang said the response had “been positive so far”.
The U.S. State Department senior adviser for security negotiations and agreements, Timothy Betts, met Kang before signing the agreement on behalf of the United States, and told her the money represented a small but important part of South Korea’s support for the alliance."

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Re: South Korea Signs Deal To Pay More For U.S. Troops After Trump Demand

Post by pdq67 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:55 am

Just think about how many people have been making a good living off this never-ending NOKO/SOKO conflict!

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Re: South Korea Signs Deal To Pay More For U.S. Troops After Trump Demand

Post by Ken0069 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:10 am

pdq67 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:55 am
Just think about how many people have been making a good living off this never-ending NOKO/SOKO conflict!

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And THAT is why the US Chamber of Commerce spends MILLIONS upon MILLIONS buying politicians in Washington ever year! They are the ones that want the "Endless Wars" because their members profit from the death and destruction of others! And Tom Donohue of the US CoC is the main guy in DC that handles all those payoffs!

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