Making a decision: How behind-the-Scenes withdrawal of U.S. troops struggled is

There was only Silence once more. A whole lot of Silence. Only six weeks ago, the Federal government knew only that US President Donald Trump want to pull 9500

Making a decision: How behind-the-Scenes withdrawal of U.S. troops struggled is

There was only Silence once more. A whole lot of Silence. Only six weeks ago, the Federal government knew only that US President Donald Trump want to pull 9500 34.500 American soldiers in Germany. That's all. "Concrete withdrawal plan is not on the table," reported defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) in mid-June.

The communication across the Atlantic, after all, has improved. This week there will be "a coordinated and effective public Expression of both the Americans as well as our Bodies," announced a spokesman for the Minister now.

What is the garrison cities in the U.S. are affected troops?

The tension grows and grows. Because as decisions of huge significance are. For the defence strategy in Europe and, in particular, the deterrence towards Russia. For the soldiers and also for the garrison cities in Germany. After all, what is yet to hear, will be affected several provinces of the deduction.

The Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Bavaria had written a last letter to 13 members of the U.S. Congress, in order to prevent the trigger. The decision, in principle, but is apparently, as the Parliamentary state Secretary in the Ministry of defence, Thomas Silberhorn, today Morning in "Germany radio" confirmed. It was a personal request of the US President, he said. The CSU-politician is currently on a trip to the USA.

trump's Plan – such as a criminal action

Donald Trump had presented the Plan as a kind of criminal action. Because Germany spends from his point of view too little for defense, should the US pull-soldiers. The former Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, was occurred in this Case during the last often Trumps personal criminal enforcer.

Whether the climate, with his designated successor, the retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor, improved, must be even. Also of his critical quotes are handed down expenditure to the German defense. For example, this: "The German feel, thanks to us not the obligation, to defend itself. And the President has just said, 'Look, why the American taxpayer should not have to defend you, if you are willing to defend themselves'." As Macgregor commented, two years ago, the channel "Fox News".

dpa/Sven Hoppe/dpa defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and Mark Esper, the Minister of defense of the United States, met at the beginning of the year at the Munich security conference.

Kramp-Karrenbauer in contact with US colleagues,

defense Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer has a good relationship with your colleagues in the United States, Mark Esper is hear in their environment. Last Friday she spoke to him. The narrow wire has facilitated the thing in the last few weeks at some points. The Minister had always stressed that the security of the entire Nato. With views of the large US facilities in Landstuhl, Ramstein, or Grafenwöhr, you had highlighted that, during all of this fundamental American security interests are affected.

The Federal government wants to inform about the plans in Detail first the Parliament and then the Public.

Already, Obama was out of tune

The U.S. side is planning – so speculate the experienced defence of politicians – a Mix of real withdrawal from Europe and installation in other European countries. From government circles, it is said only: "We still have to wait a bit until we get light to the Bicycle." The decision has effect in any case, signal. For example, larger groups should be relocated in the Indo-Pacific area, then that would be a further indication of a shift in the strategy of the United States. It has declared the Minister a few days ago.

For years, there are in the US, anger over defence spending "Berlin". Already Trumps its predecessor, Barack Obama, has repeatedly urged make Improvements to. Hub: At a Meeting in Wales, in the year of 2014, Nato had agreed to Partner, their defense expenditures increase up to the year 2024 "in the direction of two percent" of gross domestic product (GDP).

Germany has provided for the first 1.5 per cent up to the year 2024 in view. Kramp-Karrenbauer fights since he came to power in last year's hard and tough for an increase. Only relies, inter alia, the acceptance in the population limits. Also, the SPD brakes.

Nato rate rethink?

That there are objectively valid reasons, the meaning of today's Quote of the Nato question alone shows a view of the current economic development. Germany's gross domestic product decreased due to the Corona-crisis dramatically, then Reach the Two percent mark is kind of a self-runner. Because then, even with a constant defense, a higher percent of the expenditure value. Kramp-Karrenbauer has recently brought on a visit to the Visegrad countries, a different benchmark to the game. Germany could bring in ten percent of the capabilities of Nato, suggested that the CDU-politician. Like the would have to be carefully measured, one would have to clarify then. So far, it is only a first kick-off of the Minister.

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