Trump wants to charge allies extra money for the privilege of hosting US troops: report

Military Times: President Donald Trump wants foreign allies to cover all the costs of hosting American troops at overseas bases plus pay an additional premium for the privilege of having them there, according to a Bloomberg News report citing numerous administration officials.

The move has the potential to further test the United States’ already strained relationship with European and Pacific allies, many of whom Trump has blasted for not doing enough to shoulder the costs of security missions worldwide.

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