Plans for troop withdrawal: A slap in the face of a friend

The government of President Donald Trump announced withdrawal of about one-third of the American soldiers from Germany, has also caused the United States to sha

Plans for troop withdrawal: A slap in the face of a friend

The government of President Donald Trump announced withdrawal of about one-third of the American soldiers from Germany, has also caused the United States to sharp criticism. The Republican Senator, Mitt Romney has called the intention of nearly 12,000 soldiers from Germany to deduct a "serious error". Romney – a intra-party critics Trumps wrote on Wednesday on Twitter: "It is a slap in the face of a friend and ally."

The Republican Senator Ben Sasse certificated Trump "lack of strategic understanding". Sasse said: "American soldiers are not stationed around the world as a traffic COP or a social worker – you a brake on the expansionist goals of the worst regimes in the world, especially China and Russia." Trump's former security adviser, John Bolton, criticized the decision to send "our enemies the wrong Signal and makes our allies in the face of increasing global threats".

Even Democrats, it resulted in sharp criticism. The Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee in the house of representatives, Eliot Engel, spoke of a "severe shock", the Trump Germany and Nato have moved. Trump leave no stone unturned in order to please the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Angela Merkel, "to get a real democratic leader" – at a disadvantage.

Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 08:19

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