The Pentagon has denied rumors about the withdrawal of part of the military contingent from South Korea

The Pentagon has denied rumors about the withdrawal of part of the military contingent from South Korea

The Pentagon has officially denied earlier information in some media about the alleged decision to withdraw thousands of US troops from the Korean Peninsula 4.


The US military said that the report by the South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo, picked up by other media outlets about the withdrawal of 4 thousands of US troops from the territory of South Korea is untrue. According to Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman, the US Department of Defense is not even considering the possibility of withdrawing part of US troops from the Korean Peninsula.

On Thursday, the South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo reported, citing a diplomatic source, that the Pentagon is preparing to withdraw one brigade from South Korea, justifying this by saying that negotiations to raise Seoul's share of contributions for Americans in South Korea may end “not as Trump wanted” .

Earlier, the United States demanded that South Korea increase spending on the maintenance of the US military contingent on the Korean Peninsula to 4,7 billion dollars. It was also noted that the United States insisted that South Korea pay the costs of maintaining a number of units of the US armed forces outside the Korean Peninsula.

As previously reported, in the framework of the agreement on assistance and mutual defense between the United States and South Korea, thousands of American troops are located in the country about 28,5. Their maintenance costs the United States 5 billion dollars with South Korea spending a little more than 900 million dollars a year. In September, Washington already demanded from Seoul to increase the cost of maintaining the American army.

Recall that the US Army has been in South Korea since the Korean War 1950-1953.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins 21 November 2019 14: 04 New
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    So in the countries of democracy they practice fakes? Can they prompt the appropriate law to accept?))
    1. Svarog 21 November 2019 14: 11 New
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      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      So in the countries of democracy they practice fakes?

      Fake is a business card of the United States .. They haven’t voluntarily left yet ... Take Syria or Afghanistan, which they have been threatening to leave Afghanistan for a year now .. When the United States begins to leave, then their collapse will begin ..
      1. Lopatov 21 November 2019 14: 48 New
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        Quote: Svarog
        They haven’t yet voluntarily left.

        I would not leave in their place either. South Korea is much better than the bear corners of Washington State, where the rest of the division’s brigades are located. 8))))
    2. Spartanez300 21 November 2019 14: 12 New
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      They get striped suckers as they want, they achieve a full ponsion.
  2. rocket757 21 November 2019 14: 12 New
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    Earlier, the United States demanded that South Korea increase spending on the maintenance of the US military contingent on the Korean Peninsula to 4,7 billion dollars.

    Handsome Trump! He has only "good deals" and nothing else.
  3. Ural-4320 21 November 2019 14: 22 New
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    In the years of the USSR, they claimed that the troops did not enter, now it is the other way around. laughing
  4. askort154 21 November 2019 14: 25 New
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    It was also noted that the United States insists that South Korea pay the costs of maintaining a number of units of the US armed forces. and beyond the peninsula

    For the second term, Trump will come, he will restore order everywhere. NATO countries will pay not 2, but 4%. And the Allies, pay for all the movement of the AUG to their shores. yes
  5. Politruk-m 21 November 2019 17: 21 New
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    There is no smoke without fire ... Eun will succeed all the same! The withdrawal of amers from the South Caucasus was one of its conditions for peace talks and disarmament