Being a U.S. ally might soon get a lot more expensive. The Trump administration is reportedly preparing a plan that would force countries not only to pay for the full cost of hosting American troops in their territory, but also to pony up an additional 50% premium on that bill for the security that the U.S. soldiers provide.
By the numbers: Under those terms, some countries will pay as much as six times the amount they currently pay. To put this in perspective, U.S. troops are stationed in more than 100 countries around the world. There are 56,000 American soldiers in Japan, 35,000 in Germany, 28,500 in South Korea, 12,000 in Italy, and 9,000 in the U.K.