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The Pentagon has presented the White House with options to reduce the U.S. military presence in South Korea as the two countries remain at odds over the costs of stationing American troops in the Asian nation, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

While no decision has been made to cut the current level of about 28,500 troops in the country, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff has reviewed the structure of U.S. forces in South Korea as part of a broader re-examination of how to reposition and potentially reduce military deployments worldwide, the newspaper said, citing U.S. officials.

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