05 noiembrie 2019

In S. Korea, military cost dispute and Trump's moves in Syria fuel doubts over US commitment

stripes.com

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean lawmaker Won Yoo-chul calls it "Trump risk" — the possibility that he will wake to a tweet from the U.S. president abruptly announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula. The concern is fueled by Trump's demand that South Korea raise fivefold its payment for the cost of stationing U.S. forces in the country, and by what many here see as the president's transactional approach to the alliance. South Korea isn't alone. Trump's sudden decision [...]