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Part of defense cost sharing deal goes back into S. Korean economy: Pentagon Updated: 2020-01-17 05:00:32 KST

Offering its own comments on the defense cost-sharing talks, the Pentagon says part of the cost sharing deal with South Korea will flow back into the South Korean economy.
The Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Jonathan Hoffman, said on Thursday, that President Trump has been pressing for an increase in defense cost sharing since he took office, whether it's the Middle East, Europe, or Asia.
He also pointed out that some of the money from the deal actually goes back "directly into the South Korean economy" in terms of goods and services.
He gave the example of the hiring of South Koreans who work on U.S. military bases.
Reporter : jhee@arirang.com
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