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The German Ambassador in Washington, Emily Haber called the goal of the U.S. military presence in Germany. About it reports Reuters.
According to the head of the diplomatic mission, the presence of soldiers is necessary to maintain transatlantic security, not defense of Germany itself. In addition, it is thus possible to provide the US military presence in the more remote regions in Africa and Asia, she added.
Haber also emphasized that cooperation between Washington and Berlin in the military field “has always been close and remains”.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump called the condition under which America will not withdraw its troops from Germany. In his words, that Berlin needs to allocate more resources to defense and not to violate the agreement on military budgets within NATO.
Trump also announced that it plans to reduce the number of American military in Germany to 25 thousand people. Currently in Germany there are 34.5 thousand U.S. military.
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