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The United States has denied a South Korean news report that it is considering withdrawing up to 4,000 troops from South Korea if Seoul does not pay more for maintaining the 28,500-strong U.S. contingent deterring North Korean aggression.

South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported Thursday that the withdrawal of a U.S. brigade — typically 3,000 to 4,000 soldiers — had been discussed with the top brass of the U.S. military in South Korea, citing an unidentified diplomatic source in Washington.

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