South Korea signs deal to pay more for U.S. troops after Trump demand

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday that would boost the amount Seoul contributes toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for more money. The new deal must still be approved by South Korea’s parliament, but it would boost South Korea’s contribution […]

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U.S., South Korea agree 'in principle' on sharing troop cost: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement “in principle” on sharing the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the Asian country, the State Department said Monday. “The United States and the Republic of Korea have reached an agreement in principle on a new Special Measures Agreement,” a spokeswoman said. “Both sides are committed to […]

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Taliban says US troops out of Afghanistan in 18 months in draft deal

Kabul:  Taliban officials said US negotiators have agreed on a draft peace deal setting out the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan within 18 months, potentially ending the United States' longest war. Zalmay Khalilzad, special adviser on reconciliation, said on Saturday that ‘significant progress’ was made during lengthy talks with the Taliban in Qatar.Credit:AP While no joint statement was issued, […]

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Incredible photos of brave troops in action this year

Best of the best: Incredible photos of brave troops in action this year are released by Ministry of Defence These incredible pictures showcase the inspirational work the Armed Forces has done this year The memorable images were captured by service and Ministry of Defence civilian photographers One stunning shot illustrates the HMS Protector sailing through the Antarctic on a routine […]

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British troops lead ‘battle’ at massive NATO war games that’s seen 31 countries take part amid tension with Russia

The colossal show of strength in Norway assembled troops, aircraft and vehicles to send a message about NATO's ability to work together and strike in the event of a large-scale war. British Army vehicles travelled from Scotland to Norway to take part in the war games, which kicked off with the UK leading a fake firefight against enemy forces played by Norwegian, […]

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Trump: Border troops could hit 15K, surprising Pentagon

Washington: President Donald Trump's vows to end birthright citizenship and dispatch a growing number of troops to the Mexican border have scrambled the final days of the midterm campaign for both parties – repelling moderate House Republicans in swing districts but prompting some red-state Senate Democrats to align themselves with Trump's hard-line stances. Those shifting alliances reflect how much Trump – […]

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800 US troops heading to Mexico border to intercept migrant caravan – as Trump declares he’s ‘bringing out the military’

According to the Associated Press, a source has claimed the US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is to sign a deployment order today. Three administration officials said the troops are expected to help border patrol authorities stop a caravan of migrants from Central America moving through Mexico to enter the US, according to ABC. It's claimed that the troops will be […]

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Trump says he’ll use ‘as many troops as necessary’ to take on caravan

Trump says he’ll use ‘as many troops as necessary’ to take on mile-long migrant caravan which ‘includes people from the Middle East’ and deportees eager to get back to the US Trump said on Monday he would use ‘as many troops as necessary’ to stop the caravan from entering the US He has already said he will commit US Army […]

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Fury over plans to treat troops like terrorists by forcing them to accept the same jail plea deal as IRA killers

Veterans accused of causing the deaths of suspected terrorists could now be forced to accept the two-year jail plea deal, admitting guilt — or risk facing life if convicted. The plans drawn up by the Northern Ireland office and the Ministry of Defence sparked outrage last night. Sources say they include asking troops to request the same treatment as jailed […]

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British troops sleep under tarpaulin sheets and endure plague of rats

British troops sleep under tarpaulin sheets after barracks ceiling collapses while others endure a plague of rats Conditions exist at Tidworth Garrison in Wiltshire and St David’s Barracks  At Tidworth, soldiers spent weeks under plastic since the collapse of ceilings Large areas of St David’s Barracks have been ruled out of bounds due to rats Troops at one of Britain’s […]

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