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How 3 Key Allies Will Respond to U.S. Demands on Troop Deployments

Nov 22, 2019 | 11:00 GMT
This photo shows U.S. soldiers standing guard in the Korean border village of Panmunjom, located inside the Demilitarized Zone separating South and North Korea, on April 18, 2018.

U.S. soldiers stand guard in the Korean border village of Panmunjom, located inside the Demilitarized Zone separating South and North Korea, on April 18, 2018.

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U.S. demands for huge payment increases from three of its major allies, South Korea, Japan and Germany, for basing military forces on their territory could cause significant shifts in the global U.S. military footprint. The centrality of the United States and its military to South Korea's and Japan's security strategies means Washington is in a strong position to extract more money. But the effort could push Germany further away from the United States....

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