The American President Donald Trump wants round pull off the 9500 American soldiers from Germany and the number of American troops here to 25,000 limit. This Plan should be implemented, they would reduce the American forces in Germany, more than a quarter.
The American troops in Germany and Europe, their command and logistics capacity have two major functions: it, firstly, crucial to the deterrence and defense capability of Nato. For the reinforcement of the allies on the edge of the Alliance territory during a crisis or for collective defence of Nato in the event of an attack, they play a prominent role.
you have a crucial deterrent effect. In addition, the main headquarters of the American air forces in Europe at Ramstein is the backbone of the high command of the Nato air forces and air defence in the whole of Europe.
the Living bridge over the Atlantic
American troops and military facilities in Germany, secondly, the essential Basis for the support of national missions of the United States in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
At the same time, the Americans are in the armed forces in Germany, a living bridge across the Atlantic. This is in the joint German-American interest. This is also why Germany supported the presence of American troops financially.FAZ.NET completely
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test increases Due to the sharp deterioration in the security situation since 2014, America and the European allies, its military presence in Eastern Europe significantly. Russia continues its aggressive policy unchanged and upgraded its conventional and nuclear armed forces.
Near Nato's Eastern border, some 60,000 Russian ground and air forces in high readiness that could threaten the Baltic States and Poland within a few days. Russia's nuclear-capable Short - and medium-missiles in Kaliningrad and in the Western part of the country distance can reach almost any European city.
A unilateral reduction of the American armed forces without adequate consideration of Russia would not only harm the security of our allies in Eastern Europe, but also Nato's overall weaknesses and Moscow in the hands of play. In addition, the strategic flexibility and ability to act for America in the Middle East would be significantly affected.Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 04:19