Trump orders Pentagon to consider reducing USA troops in South Korea

04 May, 2018, 14:24 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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That report quoted Choi as saying that "Trump can take them back on the day of the U.S".

But Chung-in's article drew a swift rebuke from South Korea's presidential Blue House, which said that United States forces would stay, regardless of whether a peace treaty is signed. "North Korea summit, or he can send an envoy to take them back to the US before the summit".

According to Victor D. Cha, a Korea scholar at Georgetown University, Trump is considering the move as he believes it would appeal to his political base and also reduce the expenses on the part of the U.S. It may also give him an advantage when he meets Kim, he added.

South Korea's presidential official said high-level inter-Korean talks would be held in mid-May to work on implementing the agreement reached by Kim and Moon. However, they said stationing of the US forces in the South may not be necessary if a peace treaty is signed between the Koreas. He was also concerned about the cost of maintaining the military in South Korea. A spokesman for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colonel Patrick Ryder, said he had no information on the Pentagon preparing troop options for the president.

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, called on chamber leaders this week to ensure the Trump administration keeps Congress informed of its negotiations with North Korea ahead of an expected summit between the country's two leaders.


On the rationale for drawing down United States troops in the region, Trump previously cited what he called "a very big trade deficit" with the South, and claimed "our allies care about themselves". Moon Chung-in, an adviser to the president, said in a widely read article published this week.

The North has historically railed against the the US's presence and threatened to retaliate against the annual joint military exercises between the U.S. and the South.

Kim, a South Korean-born USA citizen, has been held the longest.

"But from the perspective of the U.S".

The letter came amid reports that the White House was looking at Singapore and a facility inside the Korean peninsula's demilitarized zone as possible sites for Trump's anticipated meeting with Kim. "It will be hard to justify their continuing presence". "South Korea alliance", Mr. Cha said, "it would represent a major retrenchment". Could it be that Trump isn't the master negotiator he claims he is?

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