After reports in recent months that the US was considering withdrawing its military from Germany. On Friday, however, the US announced that it will be sending an additional 1,500 troops to Germany in the next two years.
The new troops are headed to Grafenwuhr, and will include field artillery and a pair of multiple-launch rocket system battalions. Other units are being sent to Ansbach and Baumholder.
Army officials issued a statement saying the deployment proves “our continued commitment to NATO and our collective resolve to support European security.” Mostly it’s just an increase in US troops deployed to Europe.
Trump had long had problems with Germany for not spending more on its own military. Polls, however, have shown Germans generally opposed to increases in spending, and also very comfortable with the US leaving.
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… There are far, far worse places to be posted.
Unless the migrant problem gets out of hand…
Grafenwoehr (not Grafenwuhr) is a town in Bavaria near the border with the Czech republic. Ansbach is also in Bavaria near Nuernberg. Baumholder is in the Rhineland-Palatinate.
1500 soldiers are a “commitment to NATO”? Now, that is rich. Putin might be amused. And I doubt that the German forces need more multiple rocket launchers. To me this makes no sense whatsoever other than restating “we have the right to station our troops in your country, don’t even try to kick us out.”
Evidently Germany will be getting some golf courses with hotels in exchange for those troops…….
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