Trump Wants Countries Hosting US Troops To Pay Large Premiums For Them

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March 8, 2019 8:03 a.m.
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President Trump wants countries hosting American troops to pay the full price of each deployed soldier as well as an additional premium, Bloomberg reported.

According to several administration officials and others who spoke to Bloomberg, the Trump administration is drafting language that would demand Germany and Japan pay the full price for the troops, as well as 50 percent or more of that cost for the “privilege” of having them there, in Bloomberg’s words.

The White House intends to eventually make the same demand of all countries where Americans are deployed.

Read Bloomberg’s report here. 

 

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