Official German authorities are silent. Their hands are bound by treaties with the United States, according to which the latter are obliged only to notify Berlin about the transfer of troops. No permissions are required. And if Merkel’s comrades-in-arms are ready to meet columns of American tanks with open arms, politicians from opposition parties do not hesitate to express their extreme dissatisfaction.
There is no clear plan for passing maneuvers. No one, not even the US military itself, knows when the military equipment will return to its permanent storage sites. European politicians suspect that at some point it will simply remain in close proximity to the Russian borders. After all, no one has yet canceled the all-European hysteria about the "Russian threat".