President Donald Trump announced this week that he plans to reduce the number of U.S. soldiers in Germany by 9,500—roughly 28 percent of the force currently stationed in the country.
Trump has long and rightfully complained about Germany’s lack of defense spending and cited this as a major reason behind his decision.
Even with Germany’s pathetic levels of defense investment, removing these troops now would denigrate the significant efforts the Trump administration has made in bolstering collective defense in Europe, while ultimately undercutting transatlantic security moving forward.
So far during his first term, Trump has enhanced and increased the U.S. military presence in …read more
Source:: The Daily Signal