Parts of the US Armed Forces are to withdraw from Germany

US President Donald Trump has approved a partial withdrawal of the US Armed Forces from Germany. According to a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Defense, 9,500 of the approximately 34,500 soldiers currently stationed in Germany are to leave. Apparently, a schedule is yet to be set. Minister Mark Esper and Chief of Staff Mark Milley discussed the move with President Trump at his White House headquarters past Monday.

As the Pentagon spokesman pointed out, his department will inform Congress in the coming weeks. After that, information of NATO partners should follow. The partial deduction could be rendered more difficult via the military budget, to be approved by Congress.

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