US President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to reduce the number of US troops in Germany
This was reported by the American publication The Wall Street Journal, citing officials in the US administration.
“President Trump ordered the Pentagon to withdraw thousands of US troops from Germany before September, which dramatically changes the configuration of the US military presence in Europe and reflects the progressive tensions between Washington and Berlin in the context of defense spending, as well as other security issues,” the statement said.
It is noted that by September they intend to withdraw 9.5 thousand US troops from Germany. Now in Germany there are about 34.5 thousand troops.
Part of the troops will be withdrawn to countries neighboring Germany, in particular Poland, and part will return home.