Keeping American forces stationed in South Korea is cheaper than it would be to have them in the US, said the incoming commander of US Forces Korea, in a seeming rebuke of GOP front runner Donald Trump’s claim that Seoul pays “peanuts” for defense.General Vincent Brooks, who was picked to lead the United States Forces Korea by President Obama, told senators at a confirmation hearing that South Korea bears a “significant load” when it comes to supporting America’s presence on the peninsula. “The Republic of Korea is carrying a significant load and is dedicated to our presence there,” he said, as quoted by Yonhap. According to the Associated Press, Brooks said the South Koreans pay about half of the annual cost having American troops stationed there – or approximately $808 million. The amount also increases annually due to inflation. Wait what...? You officially have to be a special person if you think our troops being stationed overseas somehow saves us money. Our military being deployed on multiple US bases is literally our biggest military cost we have. All our military bases combined overseas is probably responsible for a trillion dollars plus of our debt every year, you'd have to be an idiot to think otherwise, and it looks like we have our idiot. One who commands our military forces in the small Asian nation. Oh look he was picked by Obama, so yup probably an idiot. How is spending 808 million dollars by our government on anything saving us money. When it comes to numbers with the Obama administration, that 808 million dollar figure is likely manipulated.
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