March 15, 2019

DONALD WHO?:

U.S. Defense Chief: No Plan To Charge Allies 'Cost+50 Percent' For Troop Presence (Radio Liberty, March 15, 2019)

U.S. news media had reported that President Donald Trump was pushing a "cost-plus-50 percent" formula for countries such as Germany, Japan, Italy, and South Korea, and others to compensate Washington for U.S. troop deployments.

According to the reports, the formula would mean a hosting country would pay the total cost of housing U.S. troops, plus pay a premium of another 50 percent for the privilege of having them on their territory.

But Shanahan told the Senate panel the reports were "erroneous.

Posted by at March 15, 2019 10:16 AM

  

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