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US, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops

The U.S. and South Korea reached an agreement Sunday on how to share costs for American troops present in the country after former President Trump had demanded South Korea increase its contribution.

The State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs announced the arrangement in a series of tweets, saying it had been reached “in principle on proposed text for a New Special Measures Agreement that will strengthen our Alliance and our shared defense.”

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The bureau noted a “negotiated increase” in South Korea’s financial backing of the U.S. troops but did not indicate any specific numbers. It noted the deal is expected to reaffirm the country’s alliance “as the linchpin of peace, security, and prosperity for Northeast Asia.”



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