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The cost of having U.S. troops in other countries may be going up

Jazz ShawPosted at 9:31 am on March 10, 2019

The Trump administration is in the midst of rolling out a plan that would significantly increase what allied nations need to pay in exchange for hosting a United States military presence in their nations. President Trump refers to it as “Cost Plus 50,” and that’s a quite descriptive name. He’d like to see all of the host nations pay the full cost of keeping our troops in their country, plus another 50% above and beyond that. Our allies clearly aren’t thrilled about the idea, but if you’ve been paying attention to what the President has been saying about other nations paying more of their share of defense costs, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. (Bloomberg)

    Under White House direction, the administration is drawing up demands that Germany, Japan and eventually any other country hosting U.S. troops pay the full price of American soldiers deployed on their soil — plus 50 percent or more for the privilege of hosting them, according to a dozen administration officials and people briefed on the matter.
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