At the end of the Korean War of 1950-1953, the United States and South Korea signed a mutual defense treaty in which the two countries agreed that collective self-defense should be threatened either in the Pacific region. The agreement served as the basis for the deployment of US forces in South Korea. Under the latest one-year deal reached in February 2019, South Korea agreed to increase its contribution to just under 1.04 trillion won ($927 million), an increase of about $70.3 million from the previous agreement. Article V of the agreement states that the United States will bear all maintenance costs of U.S. troops, with the exception of those borne by South Korea, including the provision and compensation of “all facilities and all areas and rights of way.” In previous cost-sharing agreements, South Korea paid only three categories: personnel costs of South Korean workers hired by U.S. troops, military construction costs such as building facilities in the United States. Bases and expenditures for military support, for example. B for services and materials. The United States is targeting an additional category of costs that South Korea will have to pay in the ongoing negotiations, South Korea`s foreign minister said, without elaborating. SEOUL (Reuters) – The 70-year security alliance between the United States and South Korea is receiving new attention, with Washington seeking a significantly larger share of the costs Seoul faces of hosting U.S. troops as a deterrent against North Korea.
Negotiations on South Korea`s contribution for next year are ongoing. The U.S. first asked South Korea to pay $5 billion, a five-fold jump, a South Korean lawmaker said after talks with senior U.S. officials. In 1966, the two countries signed the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), which establishes the rules for and protection of U.S. personnel stationed in South Korea. ==evidence==== Mr President, ladies and gentlemen! The Korean Armed Forces latest weekly data compiled, the Army had deployed about 19,500 soldiers to South Korea, the Air Force had about 7,800 planes and women, the Navy had about 350 sailors, and the Marine Corps had about 120 Marines. It is the third largest U.S. troop presence outside the continental U.S. after Japan and Germany, according to data from the U.S. Defense Manpower Data Center.
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