President Trump Needs To Get The Facts Right On US Bases In Japan

( Donald Trump has told us repeatedly that other countries need to pay their fair share for defense. When discussing the United Nations it is true that the United States has been paying most of the bills for military related activities and more. However, Trump has leveled the same judgment on the US military bases in Japan.

Japan pays for 50% or more, for everything at the US bases in that country. If the US government does not think that is enough of the costs, it should consider phasing out and closing the bases. That would cut costs and also give the Japan government a chance to show what they’re made of.