July 27, 2020

Trump names contrarian colonel as Germany envoy amid pullout

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Monday named an outspoken critic of US military deployments as ambassador to Germany, as he moves to pull troops from the NATO ally.The White House said that Trump had nominated retired colonel Douglas Macgregor, a frequent commentator on Fox News who has written about German military history.The nomination needs to be confirmed by the Senate, where Trump’s Republican Party enjoys a majority but which has limited time to act before November 3 elections as lawmakers focus on the coronavirus pandemic.Macgregor has been blunt in his criticism of the Ir…

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