Trump plans to withdraw US troops from Germany – Senators now want to thwart this by law
Trump wants to withdraw almost 10,000 US soldiers and move some of them to Poland
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US President Donald Trump caused surprise and displeasure with his planned partial withdrawal of US troops from Germany. Senators from both parties now want to stop his project.
Washington – resistance to US President Donald Trump *, and in part even from within: Leading US senators both parties want the one Trump wants Withdrawal of American troops from Germany prevent by law. Before the Senate Defense Budget was passed, the group placed a budget in the budget, the Republican Senator’s office said Mitt Romney on Monday (local time) with.
Budget funds should therefore only be used for a deduction if the Defense Minister explains in a report to the Congress that this is in the interest of the national security and also the security of the European NATO partner not endangered. Former Republican presidential candidate Romney said the withdrawal of US troops from Germany would be a gift to Russia. “And that’s the last thing we should do,” he said.
The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Germany would be a gift to Russia, and that’s the last thing we should do. Not to mention it threatens U.S. national security and undermines our NATO alliance. Our # FY21NDAA amendment would prevent this troop reduction. https://t.co/PvydZWtOOP
The move was even supported by Trump’s close confidante, Senator Lindsey Graham. Democrat Chris Coons said: “Almost To withdraw 10,000 soldiers from Germany, without consultation with the German government and our other European allies, does not make America any safer. ”Democrat Jeanne Shaheen also said that troop transparency in Germany was in the mutual interest.
Also in House of Representatives available at Republicans and Democrats Resistance to the withdrawal plans. The Democrats also submitted an application to prevent troops from being withdrawn from Germany via the budget. President Trump * can order the partial withdrawal as commander-in-chief of the armed forces – however, it will take money to carry it out, which Congress must approve. Until the approval of the Military budget there will probably still be deals and compromises, so Trump’s requests could still be blocked.
By the way: You can also read about which scandals Trump caused during his first term in office * Merkur.de*.
Trump, who was often seen on TV before his political career *, wants the number of US troops in Germany of good Reduce 34,500 to 25,000. In doing so, he wants to punish Germany for what he considers to be insufficient defense expenditure. Some of the soldiers withdrawn from Germany should then strengthen the units in Poland, as Trump said last week.
Most recently, Bavaria’s prime minister had Markus Söder indirectly criticized Trump. In the Reopening of the America House in Munich he summoned German-American friendship – but put a clear blow to the US president. You can find more information on this in the following video. (dpa, cia) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digitial network.
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Melania Trump, the woman at the side of the current US president
, also read at Merkur.de *.
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