July 29, 2020

US to withdraw 11,900 troops from Germany

Washington (AFP) – The United States will slash its military presence in Germany by 11,900 troops in what the Pentagon on Wednesday called a “strategic” repositioning but President Donald Trump said was to punish Berlin for its weak defense spending.US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the Pentagon will be sending home about 6,400 of its military personnel in Germany, and move nearly 5,600 to other NATO countries, including Italy and Belgium.Some could also be relocated to Poland and the Baltic countries if Washington can reach agreements with them, he said.The move, which will cost the U…

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