Trump remarks prompt debate over cost of Japan-U.S. defense ties

Teunis Felter
Written by Teunis Felter

Trump has argued Japan should pay all the costs of stationing U.S. forces in the country, saying he would otherwise consider withdrawing the U.S. military and allowing Japan to arm itself with nuclear weapons. But how much exactly is the U.S. spending on U.S. forces in Japan? And is Trump’s argument fair?



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Teunis Felter

Teunis Felter

Teunis Felter has over 20 years experience as an author, editor, and scientist. When not exploring outside, he enjoys reading history, researching genealogy, and civilly discussing politics.