Trump Approved The Withdrawal Of 9,5 Thousand American Troops From Germany
Donald Trump approved the plan to withdraw part of the US troops from Germany after a Pentagon briefing on this issue, according to the website of the US Military Department.
According to a press release, 9,5 thousand us troops will be withdrawn from Germany. At the moment, the number of American military contingent in Germany is 35 thousand militaries.
"The proposal that was approved not only meets the President’s directive, it will also enhance Russian deterrence, strengthen NATO, reassure Allies, improve U.S. strategic flexibility and U.S. European Command’s operational flexibility, and take care of our service members and their families," the statement said.
Earlier, Trump announced his intention to withdraw some of the American troops. Initially, he explained this decision by saying that Germany, in his opinion, does not spend enough on defense. However, after talks with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, US President said that part of the US troops will be sent to Poland after the withdrawal from Germany.
When asked what kind of signal he is sending to Russia by withdrawing some troops from Germany and sending some of them to Poland, Trump said that "this is a very strong signal." At the same time, US President once again assured of his desire to "get along with Russia."