Thursday, 05 December, 2019


Trump considering withdrawing up to 4,000 U.S. troops from South Korea

Steve Yoo Steve Yoo
Bennie Garza | 21 November, 2019, 11:24

President Donald Trump has demanded South Korea contribute about $5 billion for hosting USA troops, well above the current one-year deal where Seoul pays about $1 billion.

ROK stands for South Korea's official name, the Republic of Korea.

South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper, quoting an unnamed United States diplomatic source, says that President Trump is considering withdrawing 4,000 U.S. troops from South Korea, and suggested the possibility of pulling out entirely, if South Korea doesn't pay massive cost-sharing increases that Trump is demanding.

In the story, Chosun Ilbo quotes a diplomatic source as saying the U.S.is preparing to withdraw one brigade.

"We are not threatening the allies for this".

The NSC meeting came ahead of the scheduled termination later this week of the GSOMIA, which South Korea and Japan signed in November 2016 to share military intelligence on nuclear and missile programs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Earlier Thursday, the defense chief had told reporters that the US wasn't using troop levels as a bargaining chip in funding talks with host countries.

It's unsurprising, then, that United States officials are leaking to South Korea's press things that would benefit United States negotiations.

Under US law, the presence of US troops in South Korea should not fall below 22,000 unless the defense secretary justifies a new reduction to Congress.

South Korea's Defence Ministry said that despite the latest acrimony, the USA has vowed in its latest meeting that its forces would stay. "We have a tough burden-sharing negotiation that we're in the middle of with the South Koreans", Biegun said.

The leaders of the South Korean political party visited Washington, DC on Wednesday to push for a fair and reasonable outcome of the cost-sharing talks.

"I stressed that a withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Korea should not be brought up, as the South Korea-U.S. alliance also helps the U.S. national interest", said Na Kyung-won of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party. "I read articles in the media all the time that are false or inaccurate or overstated", he said.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Royal scandal: Prince Andrew to action again from public duties

    Royal scandal: Prince Andrew to action again from public duties

    Prince Andrew was recently tied to serious allegations surrounding his connection to Jeffrey Epstein. His death on August 10 in a NY prison has been ruled a suicide by the city's medical examiner.
    Likely to start with Kawhi — Paul George

    Likely to start with Kawhi — Paul George

    Clippers fans had braced for Leonard's standard load management off days but the unrelated knee contusion adds a new element. All summer long, we have been waiting to see Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the floor together.
    Global Agile IoT Market Geographical Survey 2019 - On-premises, Cloud

    Global Agile IoT Market Geographical Survey 2019 - On-premises, Cloud

    The report is projected to help readers with the regions that are expected to witness fastest growth during the forecast period. The key players of 5G IoT are increasingly invested towards providing the right services to expand their business reach.
  • Burna Boy nominated for Grammy Awards

    Burna Boy nominated for Grammy Awards

    After a flood of complaints came in rooting against Burna Boy performing in the event, African Unite Concert finally reaches a decision.
    Gareth Southgate Insists England Are Stronger Now Than During World Cup Qualification

    Gareth Southgate Insists England Are Stronger Now Than During World Cup Qualification

    Question marks remain over certain positions in the starting XI but in Rashford, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling there looks to be a defined and unsafe attacking trio.

    General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers

    In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • Breakthrough in solar energy

    Breakthrough in solar energy

    The answer to this problem, a Bill Gates-backed startup hopes, lies in combining solar power with artificial intelligence. He compared the technology to a magnifying glass and said greater precision on a single spot leads to higher temperatures.
    Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of BPCL, sale of stakes in select PSUs

    Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of BPCL, sale of stakes in select PSUs

    The BPCL share price has shown a muted response to the government announcement to divest its entire stake in the company. The company distributes 21 per cent of petroleum products consumed in the country by volume as of March this year.

    Latest News on the Global Online Gaming Industry

    The company is showing signs of making a comeback, as competitors are forced to merge and consolidate in order to survive. The industry can be broken down further between mobile gambling and desktop gambling (which includes laptops and PCs).
  • Hobart Hurricanes Player Emily Smith Suspended For Anti-Corruption Code Violation

    Hobart Hurricanes Player Emily Smith Suspended For Anti-Corruption Code Violation

    Cricket Australia said Smith had accepted the sanction for breaching its anti-corruption code, in a statement on Monday afternoon. He is now optimistic that he and others will benefit from the painful lessons that followed.
    Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double

    Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double

    He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.

    A Groundbreaking Football News: How do Footballers And Dementia Relate?

    Finally, I think we can hope that the experts would look into the matter in a cautious way in the near future. As per Shearer’s words ‘At least now people have started to look for answers’.

Pep Guardiola’s agent responds to possible Bayern Munich return Pep Guardiola’s agent responds to possible Bayern Munich return It's added that Geiger does not have a release clause in his contract, which runs until 2022, at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. Orobitg said: "Pep is satisfied and very happy in Manchester".

Ray J Left Princess Love & Melody Stranded In Las Vegas? Ray J Left Princess Love & Melody Stranded In Las Vegas? Ray J is famous for his role in Kim Kardashian's sex tape. "The earlier model added, "#ByeUgly" and a laughing emoji. Another commenter advises her that it's "better to let go then ( sic ) hold on to something that is not positive".

Realme 5S Now Official; Essentially realme 5 With 48MP Camera Realme 5S Now Official; Essentially realme 5 With 48MP Camera This includes a metal frame sandwiched between front and back glass that is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protecting. People who buy the phone can choose to return it in 7 days from the date of purchase, and their payment will be refunded.

First global geologic map of Saturn's largest moon Titan completed First global geologic map of Saturn's largest moon Titan completed The researchers analysed and meticulously stitched together this data, allowing them to reconstruct the moon's surface. Earlier this year, NASA announced that the Dragonfly mission will launch in 2026 and explore Titan in 2034.

Bigg Boss 13: Shehnaz pushes Asim; Shefali calls her 'psycho' Bigg Boss 13: Shehnaz pushes Asim; Shefali calls her 'psycho' She then loses her mind because of the lack of help from other housemates to clean the utensils. Contestants are making headlines for their friendships, fights, arguments and what not.

CDC stats suggest early start to flu season CDC stats suggest early start to flu season You can also find a flu clinic near you by visiting the HealthMap Vaccine Finder at vaccinefinder.org. The CDC also recommends the following preventive actions to stop the spread of this contagious virus.

Tyreek Hill's hamstring injury reportedly considered minor Tyreek Hill's hamstring injury reportedly considered minor Hill suffered a hamstring injury on the final play of the Chiefs' opening drive Monday against the Chargers in Mexico City. Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill reportedly received some good news heading into the team's bye week.

Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello passes away at 23 Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello passes away at 23 The Wallingford Cardinals tweeted , "This morning our hearts are heavy for the CT baseball community". Ryan Costello , a prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization, was found dead in New Zealand .

Seven teams attended Colin Kaepernick’s workout Seven teams attended Colin Kaepernick’s workout We have nothing to hide. "We're waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running", Kaepernick said. Every team received video of the workout, and Carroll said he has "seen some of it so far". "I've been denied for three years".

Even North Korea Is Sick of Trump's Bragging Even North Korea Is Sick of Trump's Bragging The United States and North Korea technically remain in a state of war after the 1950-1953 Korean War ended in a cease-fire. On Monday, the North Korean Foreign Ministry released a statement attributed to senior official Kim Kye Gwan .

Eddie Gallagher's lawyers slam the Navy for 'violating his constitutional rights' Eddie Gallagher's lawyers slam the Navy for 'violating his constitutional rights' Since 2011, 154 SEAL Tridents or Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) pins have been revoked for various reasons. Eugene Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale Law School, said he's not surprised the Navy would call for a review.

The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.

Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .

How To Make A Profile On A Dating Website How To Make A Profile On A Dating Website Yes, we live in the world of modern technologies where a teenager knows more about technologies than people in mid 30s. When writing about yourself, keep in mind that people might think of different things and have different associations.

How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.