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U.S. made $1B 'final offer' to South Korea on troop costs

TU Curmudgeon

B.A. (Sarc), LLb. (Lex Sarcasus), PhD (Sarc.)
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Mar 7, 2018
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From United Press International

U.S. made $1B 'final offer' to South Korea on troop costs

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The United States made its "final offer" to renegotiate a military cost-sharing agreement with South Korea, but the terms may not be acceptable in Seoul, according to multiple reports.

The offer may have been made initially on Dec. 28, when U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Harry B. Harris visited the presidential Blue House, local television network SBS reported Tuesday.

During a meeting with President Moon Jae-in's national security adviser Chung Eui-yong, Harris called for a settlement of differences over cost sharing, as the U.S.-Korea Special Measures Agreement expired in 2018.

Harris reportedly asked the South to pay $1 billion annually, and that the agreement be renegotiated a year later.


If these people don't agree to Mr. Trump's latest proposal, then the US troops will have to start cutting their own grass, cooking/serving their own food, cleaning their own quarters, and doing their own laundry.

This is TOTALLY unacceptable.

It's time for Mr. Trump to declare that the US has won the Korean War and bring the boys home by Christmas.

PS - This offer is what is known as "kicking the can down the road".
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