Washington wants Seoul to pay for rotationally-deployed military assets as well

US Navy 110929-N-DS193-001 The Republic of Korea destroyer Wang Geon (DDH 978), front, escorts the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73)

In future, when a U.S. carrier strike group or flight of bombers are rotated to South Korea for deployment, Seoul may have to partially fund for the deployment as well.

By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam K. Thomas [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Currently, the arrangement is for South Korea to fund for the stationing of American troops in the country. But during the second round of discussions for the renewal of a cost-sharing agreement in Jeju Island last week, U.S. officials brought up the topic of sharing the costs of rotationally-deployed strategic assets as well.

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