April 21, 2021

ROK might have to increase defense spending under Trump: minister

MND refutes statement, insists South Korea's contributions are adequate

South Korea will have to accept an increase in defense burden-sharing for the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea (USFK) if Donald Trump's incoming U.S. administration demands it, the head of Seoul's arms procurement agency admitted on Monday.

The U.S. President-elect has urged American allies to carry a larger defense burden and his campaign's rhetoric suggests it might happen after his inauguration, Chang Myoung-jin, South Korean Minister of Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), told a seminar in Washington.