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    'Cost Plus 50' Explained

    Stacie L. Pettyjohn

    Mar 15, 2019

    The Washington Post

    The Trump administration may be considering requiring host nations to subsidize the entire cost of the U.S. military presence and pay an additional 50 percent of that amount. This type of transactional foreign policy increases the risk that countries will rethink their agreements to host U.S. forces, and that could reduce the U.S. military's ability to operate globally.

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