The Sunday Times published an article by Matthew Campbell dealing with “the decline of the American presence in Europe against Russian and Chinese progress in the world”.
The author talks about Trump’s plan to withdraw 9,500 American soldiers from Germany.
He notes, “It is not surprising that President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw 9,500 of them (US forces in Germany) by September this year has caused earthquake-like tremors in European capitals”.
The writer quotes Klein Brockhoff, deputy head of the German Marshall Fund, as his fears that the withdrawal of US forces from Europe could encourage the Kremlin.
He said he did not understand America’s position on Russia.
Not surprisingly, President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw 9,500 American troops from Germany by September has caused earthquake-like tremors in European capitals.
The growing dispute within NATO has sparked speculation that it may now reach the end of the road, while Trump has threatened to withdraw from it if he is re-elected in November due to one of the scenarios discussed most, according to the author.
Karen von Hebel, director of the Royal Institute for United Services (AASS) was quoted as saying that if the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was elected he would “not be returning to business as usual”, and instead, the shift appears to be at the center of gravity The strategy from Western Europe to the Far East is likely.