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South Koreans Might Be Willing to Pay More for the U.S. Military’s Protection—But Only Under These Conditions

Survey data shows that any discussion about increased costs to South Korea for the continued presence of U.S. troops must focus on what those additional...

American military assistance to South Korea, including military bases that house roughly 28,500 troops, intends to provide the country with deterrence…

  • Timothy S. Richm, Madelynn Einhorn, Andi Dahmer
  • The National Interest

President Donald Trump has routinely claimed that South Korea does not pay its fair share for this military assistance yet consistently fails to acknowledge…

In 2018, South Korea paid $860 million, roughly 41 percent of total costs…

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