US warns S. Korean workers will be furloughed if no deal reached on military cost-sharing


#TIA – This may be the last you’ll hear of this story, but it’s another of those things not going on while the government’s shut down.

The U.S. military has warned that South Koreans working on bases across the divided peninsula will need to be furloughed if Seoul and Washington fail to reach a new military cost-sharing agreement, Stars and Stripes has learned.

With the current five-year deal set to expire on Dec. 31, negotiators from both sides met Tuesday in Seoul for their 10th round of talks since March amid reports that President Donald Trump is demanding that the South pay much more for its own defense.

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