The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on Tuesday that President Donald Trump approved the plan to withdraw 9,500 military personnel stationed in Germany, as announced a week ago during the official visit of his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda. to the White House.
“The proposal that was adopted not only conforms to the President’s directive, but will also improve Russian deterrence, strengthen NATO, calm allies, and improve the United States’ strategic flexibility,” said the Secretary of Defense. Jonathan Hoffman.
Hoffman said in a statement that the Pentagon authorities will offer Congress defense committees more information about this troop withdrawal in the coming weeks, as well as advising NATO allies “about them” far away. “
A week ago, during President Duda’s visit to Washington, Trump announced that the number of military personnel would be reduced and some would return to the United States, others to places like Poland, although he had not given any numbers.