U.S. leader Donald Trump approved the offer of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to take part in the American forces from Germany. The Pentagon intends to withdraw 9,500 troops. DW reported that, citing Esper.
The official claims that in the near future, the Department of Defense will inform the Congress on this decision; next, the information will be provided to NATO partner countries.
At that, the Congress has an option to veto this decision, acting via the bill on funding national defense policy.
Currently, the contingent of 34,500 American soldiers is stationed in Germany.
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