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The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

Report: US Paying Billions More For Military Bases Overseas Despite Troop Reductions

The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says.

04/17/2013

Secretary Of State John Kerry attends with South Korean Foreign minister Yun Byung-Se a joint press conference on April 12, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

As US Talks Up Diplomacy, NKorea Takes Hard Line

The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea’s latest offer of dialogue as a “crafty trick.”

04/15/2013

File photo of Jay Carney. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House: North Korea Doesn’t Have Capability To Launch Nuclear Weapon

The White House is trying to tamp down concerns about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities after a new U.S. intelligence report revealed that the communist regime could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead.

04/12/2013

Secretary Of State John Kerry attends with South Korean Foreign minister Yun Byung-Se a joint press conference on April 12, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Kerry: North Korea Launching Missile ‘Will Raise People’s Temperatures’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea on Friday not to test-fire a mid-range missile, while rejecting a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime’s nuclear weapons program.

04/12/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se shake hands before their private meetings. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry, South Korea Stand Firm On Pyongyang’s Threats

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart say North Korea will gain nothing by threatening tests of its missile or nuclear programs.

04/12/2013

North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

North Korea Urges Foreigners To Vacate SKorea Following ‘Hostile Actions’ Of US ‘Warmongers’

North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.

04/09/2013

North Korea said Monday it will recall 51,000 North Korean workers and suspend operations at a factory complex it has jointly run with South Korea, moving closer to severing its last economic link with its rival as tensions escalate. (Photo credit  KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Moves To Sever Last Economic Link, SKorea Finds ‘Indication’ Of Nuclear Prepping

North Korea said Monday it will recall 51,000 North Korean workers and suspend operations at a factory complex it has jointly run with South Korea, moving closer to severing its last economic link with its rival as tensions escalate.

04/08/2013

North Korea's bellicose rhetoric and threats, while worrisome, appear to fit a decades-long pattern of provocation followed by uneasy peace, the top U.S. military officer said Friday. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Top US Military General: NKorea Threats ‘Just Reckless,’ Doubts Risk Of War

North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric and threats, while worrisome, appear to fit a decades-long pattern of provocation followed by uneasy peace, the top U.S. military officer said Friday.

04/05/2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks about the Defense budget at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., on April 3, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Gives Army ‘Final Approval’ To Launch Nuke Attack On US

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says North Korea’s recent rhetoric presents a real, clear danger and threat to the U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies and says America is doing all it can to defuse the situation.

04/03/2013

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to members of the media after leaving a closed-door briefing on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Dec. 13, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Corker: Asian Leaders ‘Worried’ About Sequester Cuts On Defense

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said foreign leaders from Japan, China and South Korea are concerned about U.S. fiscal health as tensions remain high over North Korea.

04/03/2013

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