Withdrawal from Germany troops: Now it is clear which sites are affected

The U.S. government is planning in fact, more than 10,000 soldiers from Germany to be deducted. The troops in the Federal Republic of Germany is to be reduced t

Withdrawal from Germany troops: Now it is clear which sites are affected

The U.S. government is planning in fact, more than 10,000 soldiers from Germany to be deducted. The troops in the Federal Republic of Germany is to be reduced to 25,000. 6400 soldiers are to be stationed to be moved back to the United States, 5400 elsewhere in Europe. The "SWR reported".

These sites in Germany are affected

Accordingly, among other things, the locations in Spangdahlem (Rheinland-Pfalz), as well as Vilseck, grafenwoehr and wildflecken in Bavaria affected in Germany. U.S. Secretary of defense Mark Esper will speak against 15 o'clock German time at a press conference expected to Plan in more detail.

US President, Donald Trump had announced a partial withdrawal in June, and him with the from his point of view to low defence spending in Germany is justified. Leading Democrats in the US Congress want to stop the withdrawal of forces by law. But in Trumps the Republican party, there are skeptics.

TRANS-Atlantic co-ordinator hopes that the Failure of the plans

The TRANS-Atlantic coordinator for the Federal government, Peter Beyer hoped to the last that Trumps troops plans for the withdrawal of US-in Germany, still fail. The announced reduction of almost 35,000 to 25,000 soldiers spent "not in the security interests of Germany, or the NATO, and also geopolitically for the US, it makes no sense", said the CDU politician of the German press Agency.

"In Washington, there is a lot of opponents, not only among the Democrats but also the Republicans and the Pentagon. It is possible that these plans fail."

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resistance in the United States against the withdrawal of

In the US Congress has formed already Trumps the Republicans and the Democrats resistance to the part of the deduction. The Plan is seen especially critical, because he could play the defense Alliance Nato to weaken Russia in the hands.

In the Senate and in the house of representatives there are therefore plans to prevent the part of the deduction on the law on the military budget. For a withdrawal of money will be needed, which must approve of the Congress. In addition, Trump in November, is a candidate for a second term. If he should lose the election, could place the new President plans on ice.

the Federal government was not informed

Beyer exercised sharp criticism, such as the withdrawal of troops from the United States so far has been prepared. "In the negative sense, unprecedented, was that the Federal government has to learn from the deduction of ideas, first from the newspaper," he said. "Then we were holding a week-long hung, there was no further information, although the Federal government tried on all channels to bring more in the experience.

Such things should not occur in the actually very good and vital German-American friendship." Details should be treated "in a co-ordinated, and consistent, transparent procedures and more". Misleading press conference: Trump punishes within 20 minutes 3 Times itself the lie, FOCUS Online/Wochit misleading press conference: Trump punishes within 20 minutes 3 Times even the lie

Why remove Trump troops

It is a blatant criminal action for an ally, the Trump since the beginning of his term as favorite opponent of the allies has chosen. This goes especially to the German military expenditure. "Germany has for years been in default and the Nato owes billions of dollars, and you have to pay," he said in June.

So he plays on the Nato target to each member state, two percent of the gross domestic product for defence spending. Germany has moved closer to this goal now, is 1.38 per cent, but still significantly. The US, in spite of their significantly higher GDP of 3.4 per cent.

troop withdrawal would be for Germany painful

The U.S. troops were in the time of the Cold war as a security guarantor for the Federal Republic of Germany. The troop deployment is still today an essential link between the two countries.

Because the human aspect is on the one hand: Over the decades, thousands of friendships, partnerships and marriages between Germans and Americans, have arisen. For the regions around the US bases of the economic aspect. Nicolas Armer/dpa

US-bases to secure thousands of jobs

Alone in Rhineland-Palatinate, more than 7000 German Resident of the U.S. armed forces, in the whole of Germany it should be 12.000. In addition, many thousands hang troops, more manpower, especially in Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria to the US.

Alone, the U.S. Ramstein air base-generated it is estimated that each year two billion dollars in wages, salaries, Rent, and jobs in the regional economy.

Where should the troops from Germany?

This is still unclear. The "New York Times" had reported that a part of the soldiers should be sent to Poland, a part in other allied countries, and a part of it should return to the United States. Already in the summer of last year, an increase of U.S. troop had been agreed in Poland to 1000 soldiers.

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Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 08:26

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