The United States wants to reduce the number of US soldiers in the country to 25,000. Currently 34.500 U.S. soldiers are stationed in Germany, including Ramstein, Kaiserslautern, Spangdahlem, Hohenfels, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Trump explained his decision with the indisputable fact that Germany, the self-imposed Nato target for defence expenditure reached: "Germany has for years been in default and the Nato owes billions of dollars, and you have to pay for it."
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Gabor Steingart is one of the most famous journalists in the country. He is editor of the Newsletter "Steingarts Morning Briefing". The eponymous Podcast is Germany's leading Daily Podcast for politics and the economy. In the spring of 2020 Steingart moves in with his editorial on the editorial ship "Pioneer One". Prior to founding Media Pioneer was Steingart Chairman of the Board of management of the Handelsblatt Media Group.
Be free Morning Briefing, you can find here: www.gaborsteingart.comSteingart/Media Pioneer, The 2-percent target is in the distance. Three arguments could AKK against Trump bring
The defense Minister, who wanted to be Recently, Chancellor-in-law. They had three good arguments to reject the American claims.
- first: The world has Corona. Germany rescues prefer to the retail trade as the U.S. defense industry.
- Secondly: In the "financial analysis to 2020" has calculated the needs of the armed forces, with a constant growing up of the military budget to 1.5 percent of gross domestic product all the military capabilities of the NATO, and do.
- Third: Trump wants to be distracted with such attacks on allies by the failure on the home front. In many States, the Infection grows still, alone, yesterday, 22,000 new cases were added. As of today Morning, will be counted in the United States 119.132 people who have died of or with Corona.
But be careful: The GIs should not pack your bags too early. If Germany slips further into recession, will approach the Federal government of the Two-percent target for military spending. In the case of declining economic performance, the military rate increases – without adding a single invested Cent.Philip Amthor: bad luck for him that he is not a scientist
The job of a scientist is to gain a picture of the reality, to put it then to the criticism. Through the eternal interplay of criticism and self-correction leads to progress.
The job of a politician is different. It is the urge and the need to be right need to have. Only those who can enforce their view of reality, in the party and in Public, is considered to be leader of the pack. Opinion is compacted to Power.
bad luck for Philip Amthor, that he is not a scientist. His view of reality – "There is a in a fixed Canon to descriptive German leading culture" is worth a debate, could have in the way of criticism and self-correction may progress.A striking act of self-injury Amthor checkmate
But the way things are, has Amthor enforcement power for political ideas in the meantime are lost. His strong business acumen, his political discourse joy in the way. In an ugly act of self-injury in the young, but not naive man has set himself to checkmate.
Philip Amthor will not be able to accumulate political Power for the First in more. The deception of his own party friends about the impending disaster of his unmasking was not a minor offense. The attempt to link political mandate and economic interests, is as an attempt in the political sense is a punishable offence.Amthor remains politicians on probation
With the simple and impersonal apology – "There was an error" – and on Tuesday evening announced withdrawal from the Committee of inquiry on the terrorist attack on Berlin was allowed to Breitscheidplatz and his party friends will not let him escape.
The renunciation of the candidacy as Chairman of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is mandatory; a prohibition from practising a profession, however, would be too hard. Amthor politicians remains, albeit one on probation.
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