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The Pentagon will withdraw from Germany, about 11.9 thousand military personnel stationed there, and will move the headquarters of the European command of the US forces in Belgium. This was stated by Minister of defense mark Esper, reports Reuters
Thus, the number of U.S. troops in Germany will decrease from approximately 36 to 24 thousand. According to espera, the redeployment of American forces will take place in the coming weeks. From roaming military about 5,6 thousand will go to other NATO countries, and 6.4 thousand will return to the U.S. and will be in Europe on a rotational basis. They will serve including and East and the Black sea to deter Russia.
The newspaper the Wall Street reported earlier that the headquarters of the European command of the U.S. armed forces will transfer from Germany to Belgium and from aviation units with multipurpose fighter jets to Italy.
June 6, administration of the President of the United States Donald trump announced the decision to reduce the number of American troops posted in Germany. The reason the White house called a lack of participation of the German state in the formation of the military budget of NATO — he accused Germany of violating the agreement on military contributions.
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