The planned American troop withdrawal from Germany is now also within the coalition in Berlin for Trouble. SPD Faction leader Rolf Mützenich want to make in response to the announced reduction of 12,000 soldiers, the armaments cooperation with the United States to the test and joins the Union on a lack of understanding and criticism.
Mützenich criticize rightly the behavior of the American President Donald Trump, said the CDU foreign policy expert Roderich Kiesewetter the German press Agency. "However, he has not understood, unfortunately, that we have our freedom, even the freedom of an Irrational and demanding but fun, the decades-long security guarantees from the US owes."
Germany and the European Union has benefited for decades from the high-technology products of the American arms industry. "There are in Europe, as yet, no adequate and affordable replacement." The democratic barriers would also Trump good boundaries. "Therefore, there is no reason for the defence cooperation with the US to give up."
purchase of F-18 fighter aircraft planned
Also of the CDU-defense expert Henning Otte rejected the claim Cap of France. The announcement of troops withdrawal was unfortunate. "But the SPD should talk no further alienation within the Alliance is the word." The United States remained the most important Partner for Germany outside of Europe.
Mützenich said the "süddeutsche Zeitung" before, Trump pursues a policy of "arbitrariness and pressure". This "cannot be the basis for a partnership". "Against this Background, the armor collaborations need to be reviewed in a new light are."
defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to replace a part of the ageing Tornado fighter jets, with 45 in F-18 fighter aircraft from the American manufacturer Boeing. You should be equipped, in case of an emergency in Germany, the us nuclear bombs to throw off. In the SPD, the project is seen especially critical. Mützenich had been the very last for a deduction of about 20 in Germany, bearing nuclear bombs – with the support of the party leadership.Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 08:19