March 30, 2016

Donald Trump says U.S. is bankrolling Asian allies’ defense. That’s not really true.

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist: Anna Fifield

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump has repeatedly said that the United States is spending “billions” of dollars defending other countries, notably Japan and South Korea.

“We pay billions, hundreds of billions of dollars, to support other countries that are, in theory, wealthier than we are,” the Republican presidential front-runner told The Washington Post in an interview about his foreign policy.

Read the full article in The Washington Post.


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    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...