Washington Wants to Make Allies Pay Huge Premium for Hosting US Troops – Reports

 The United States is considering raising the price for stationing US military troops in allied countries, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
The US administration is drawing up plans for Germany, Japan and eventually other countries hosting US troops to pay the full price for the deployment of American soldiers in their respective countries, plus 50 percent or more for the privilege of hosting them, Bloomberg reported, citing a dozen administration officials and people briefed on the matter.

US President Donald Trump, who frequently criticizes US allies for their lack of defence spending, has championed the idea for months, the report said. Officials caution that “Cost Plus 50” is one of many ideas under consideration, and it may be toned down.