Home »  Topic »  Trump approves cutting 9,500 troops in Germany: Pentagon

Trump approves cutting 9,500 troops in Germany: Pentagon


Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the move, which has sparked concerns in Berlin and in the NATO alliance, is to redeploy the troops and will “enhance Russian deterrence, strengthen NATO

President Donald Trump has approved a plan to slash the U.S. military presence in Germany by 9,500 troops, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the move, which has sparked concerns in Berlin and in the NATO alliance, is to redeploy the troops and will “enhance Russian deterrence, strengthen NATO, (and) reassure allies,” as well as improving U.S. strategic flexibility.

The move will cut ...


Read the full text thehindu