US President Donald Trump once again expressed surprise at Germany’s position on the “Northern Stream 2” project, asking: “Why should the United States defend Germany from Russia when Berlin buys energy carriers from Moscow?”
“Germany pays Russia billions of dollars a year for energy, and we have to protect Germany from Russia,” Trump Twitted.
What’s that all about?
Trump added, “Also, Germany is very delinquent in their 2% fee to NATO.
We are therefore moving some troops out of Germany!”
This was announced by US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, on Wednesday, that the United States will withdraw 11.9 thousand soldiers from Germany, 6.4 thousand of them will return to their country.
According to Esper, about 6,500 of the 11,900 soldiers will be deployed in NATO countries, and they will be deployed to Europe on a rotating basis.
Adding that rotation “in the east and in the Black Sea region” to strengthen “deterrence Russia” and ensure the safety of allies in the southeastern part of NATO.
Esper also pointed out that in the future the United States may transfer additional forces to Poland and the Baltic states.