Special Measures Agreement Us Korea

However, the two countries have yet to agree on a broader cost-sharing agreement, which has led to workers being fired. South Korea and the United States are emblapped in a nearly two-year-old dispute over how much each would have to pay to support the roughly 28,500 U.S. troops deployed in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War that ended in a ceasefire, not a peace treaty. The workers, mostly employed at U.S. bases, were placed on unpaid leave in April, resulting in a temporary agreement in June for South Korea to fund about 4,000. President Donald Trump has said South Korea should pay more and the differences have raised the prospect that he can insist that at least some U.S. troops be relieved, as he has done elsewhere.