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Yankee Go Home: What Does Moving Troops out of Germany Mean? 


After more than a year of thinly-veiled threats to start pulling U.S. troops out of Germany unless Berlin increases its defense spending, President Donald Trump appears to be proceeding with a hardball approach, planning to cut the U.S. military contingent by more than 25%.About 34,500 American troops are stationed in Germany — 50,000 including civilian Department of Defense employees — and the plan Trump reportedly signed off on last week envisions reducing active-duty personnel to 25,000 by September, with further cuts possible.But as details of the still-unannounced plan trickle out, there’s growing concerns it will do more to harm the …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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