March 08, 2021

U.S., South Korea reach military cost-sharing agreement after deadlock under Trump

Featuring Duyeon Kim

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist Michelle Ye Hee Lee

The United States and South Korea announced that they have reached a cost-sharing agreement for U.S. troops stationed on the Korean Peninsula, breaking through a deadlock stemming from the Trump administration’s demand for a significant increase in payments.

The agreement includes a “meaningful increase” in payments from South Korea, the State Department said Sunday in a statement, but neither side provided details about the deal, which is being finalized.

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Authors

  • Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim, PhD, is an adjunct senior fellow with the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, Eas...