in June, US President, Donald Trump had announced it, now the Minister of defense Mark Esper confirmed the plans. At a press conference on Wednesday he said: The United States want to pull 11.900 of approximately 36,000 soldiers in Germany. A good half of the armed forces will be brought back to the United States, of 5,600 soldiers to be transferred to other Nato countries. Among other things, the Stuttgart-based command Central for Europe and Africa to be relocated to Belgium, many of the soldiers in the future, in Italy to be statoniert.
the reason for the troop withdrawal to be expenditure incurred by Germany to low defense. Because the Two-percent target Nato requires that all allies until 2024 at least two percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) for defense spending. Germany has moved closer to this value, it is 1.38 per cent, but still significantly. For comparison: in The US, in spite of their significantly higher GDP of 3.4 percent for the defense.
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in Principle, such reasoning would be for the troop withdrawal from Germany in a comprehensible manner. However, if you look at the countries in which the US soldiers are to be added, is clear: The justification of Trump is absurd. Because, of all things, Italy and Belgium are the focus of the shift of Forces. Two States, the keep much less on the Nato targets than Berlin.
Because Italy was in 2019, only 1.22 percent for its own defense. In Belgium, it was in matters military even more economical: Here, to 0.93 per cent of GDP in the last year just on defence spending. These Figures do not seem to interest Trump in his plans, however. The US President makes no secret of the fact that he's the troop withdrawal, the German judge. dpa/Patrick Semansky/AP/dpa US President, Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White house.
Diplomatic was U.S. Secretary of defense Esper on Wednesday: He said it was a strategic move, not a penalty. In his speech, he stressed, among other things, that "has changed in the 71-year-old history of the Nato, the size, composition and Formation of the U.S. armed forces in Europe many times". Now you've reached a point in time at which a restructuring will pay in order to make the Nato is "stronger and better"."fatal error": In Congress, resistance
moveth Nevertheless, it is unclear whether trump's action can go as planned. As commander-in-chief of the U.S. military, the U.S. President may order the withdrawal of troops from Germany. For the implementation of this project, he needs money, which would have to approve of Congress.
There you can see the Plan of the U.S. President, however, critical: Some of the Republicans and Democrats fear that the withdrawal of troops could ultimately play Russia in the hands and the Nato weaknesses. The Republican Senator, Mitt Romney, trump's project called a "serious error". He wrote on Twitter: "It is a slap in the face of a friend and ally."
The democratic Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut, the President accused Trump of the withdrawal of troops "just for fun" disposed to compromise to Germany. And also trump's Ex-security adviser John Bolton tweeted, the decision to send "our enemies the wrong Signal and makes our allies in the face of increasing global threats".
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