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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:57 AM

"too expensive to keep troops in Korea" said Whiny Donny

but how expensive is it for the secret service to support all the trips by the Trump spawns? to protect all the Trump propertied that he regularly visit?

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Reply "too expensive to keep troops in Korea" said Whiny Donny (Original post)
question everything Jun 2018 OP
procon Jun 2018 #1
question everything Jun 2018 #2

Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:10 PM

1. Another Trump lie. So. Korea picks up a big portion of the costs.

Former US Ambassador Mark Lippert was well timed to mention that South Korea picks up about 55 per cent of non-personnel costs for the US military and pays for more than 90 per cent of the Pyeongtaek base, the largest overseas US military facility where key units will be relocated. South Korea is also the only country that provides support personnel - the Korean Augmentation to the US Army - for which the Seoul government spends about 10 billion won each year.

One more thing to note when one counts "defence surplus and deficit" is the fact that South Korea is a major purchaser of US arms, having spent 36.4 trillion won on weapons and military equipment over the past 10 years.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/south-korea-pays-more-than-peanuts-to-host-us-troops-the-korea-herald



Our alliance with So Korea cannot be measured in dollar costs alone, but in their effectiveness at deterring conflict, and building partnerships.

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:21 PM

2. This is too logical for him to grasp (nt)

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