The United States can reduce the number of its troops in South Korea
The President of the United States Donald trump instructed the Pentagon to consider the possibility of the withdrawal of American troops from South Korea, reports the New York Times, citing sources. According to them, the need to have a large number of the US military will disappear in the case of concluding a peace Treaty South Korea with North Korea.
According to the NYT, today in the South Korean Republic of 23.5 thousand stationed American military. The publication adds that Donald trump is unhappy that “the United States do not receive adequate compensation for the costs of the military” that can also be a reason for reducing their number.
In early March it became known about the preparation of the meeting of US President Donald trump with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN. And on April 27 there was a meeting of leaders of South Korea and the DPRK, which announced plans to sign a peace Treaty and achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.