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Why is Europe (Germany in particular) apparently paying so little for US troop presence/protection, compared to South Korea?

Because geopolitically these are two totally different situations: Germany is surrounded by allies - Korea only has Japan. Bases in Germany aren't there for the defense of Germany (at least not ...
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Why is Europe (Germany in particular) apparently paying so little for US troop presence/protection, compared to South Korea?

Why should Germany pay for US occupation in the first place? Your entire question hinges on the assumptions that those US troops are actively wanted, desired and perceived to provide a service. In the ...
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Does Kataib Hezbollah get any funds from the government of Iraq?

A February 2024 article from Reuters about Kataib Hezbollah (KH) and the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) says KH "fighters receive state salaries". Kataib Hezbollah is a Shi'ite group ...
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Can Biden disburse 100 million dollars to the Palestinians as aid from already approved programs, or does he have to go to Congress for approval?

There's nothing I can find on where they specifically intend to get the funding, but $100M is not a lot of money in a $2T budget. My bet is that it's money already allocated that was either not ...
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How much is Lithuania paying/cost-sharing for the US troop presence in their country?

Following alfa.lt, over five years of NATO membership Lithuania has paid NATO about 10 million euro of various taxes and spent 40 million more on the reconstruction of the military airport Zokniai. ...
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Does Kataib Hezbollah get any funds from the government of Iraq?

Kata'ib Hezbollah has received extensive training, funding, logistic support, weapons, and intelligence from the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).[46] https://en....
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How much is Lithuania paying/cost-sharing for the US troop presence in their country?

If we are talking about non-monetary options, perhaps Lithuania is paying by its cutting of ties with mainland China and being the first EU state to recognize Taiwan, as suggested by this answer. It ...
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