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U.S. seeks more host funds for troops in S. Korea

The United States will have to cut its military capabilities in South Korea if Seoul is not willing to bear more of the cost of keeping U.S. troops on the Korean peninsula, a senior Pentagon official said on Monday. Speaking before negotiations between the two countries on cost sharing, Richard Lawless, deputy under secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific affairs, warned it would pose a “significant problem” if there is a repeat of previous talks that resulted in reduced South Korean funds for U.S. troops. Full Story

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