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US commented on the possible withdrawal of troops from Germany

The United States does not plan to reduce its military contingent stationed in Germany, reports RIA News statement by the representative of the US administration.

Absolutely nothing was reported about the reduction in the number of American troops in Germany, the administration official said, answering the relevant question.

According to him, today there are 32 thousand US troops in the Federal Republic of Germany and it has never been said about changing this number.

Recall, on Thursday, a diplomatic source of the agency said that at the upcoming NATO summit to be held in Brussels on July 11-12, Donald Trump could threaten Germany with the withdrawal of its troops from NATO bases located in the territory of the country. This is supposed to happen if Berlin refuses to increase military spending.

It is expected that the President of the United States at the summit will again require NATO member countries to pledge to increase military budgets by the 2020 year to the required two percent of GDP.

Earlier, Angela Merkel said that Germany will be able to reach 2% of GDP only over the next 10 years. According to her, by the 2019 year it is planned to increase military spending to 1,34% of GDP, and to 2025 year - to 1,5%.

The American leader has repeatedly called on the Allies to comply with the agreements reached in 2014 in Bucharest to increase military budgets, otherwise threatening to reduce the US participation in joint security programs of the countries of the alliance.
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  1. MPN
    MPN 6 July 2018 13: 04
    Interesting have become the media and their use. Throwing, reaction analysis, refutation. This structure works no worse than intelligence.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 6 July 2018 13: 11
      good Pasha, bravo! drinks I laid out the essence in a naked form. wink
      1. MPN
        MPN 6 July 2018 13: 11
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        good Pasha, bravo! drinks I laid out the essence in a naked form. wink

        1. Going
          Going 6 July 2018 13: 17
          It turns out the "formula of happiness" without losing.
    2. askort154
      askort154 6 July 2018 13: 13
      Donald Trump may threaten Germany with the withdrawal of its troops from NATO bases located on camp territory. This is supposed to happen if Berlin refuses to increase military spending.

      The Germans catch him on the word. Stop bending under the striped.
      1. volodya
        volodya 6 July 2018 13: 48
        Quote: askort154
        Donald Trump may threaten Germany with the withdrawal of its troops from NATO bases

        "Well, this is unlikely, say Seryoga !?"
      2. Opera
        Opera 6 July 2018 14: 48
        And by how many percent the Germans will have to increase the military budget in the event of the departure of the Americans, someone thought ?!))) Selling sovereignty is such a thing — sooner or later you have to pay for the high standard of living achieved by leasing your land to a foreign army! Here, as they say, do not want to feed your army, please be kind enough to stand in a position convenient for your partner! Whoever dines for the girl is her and in every way. What is now wandering then ?!
    3. Dimontius
      Dimontius 6 July 2018 14: 22
      It seems the initiative of Sarah Vagentnecht is bearing fruit! The conversation about this reached right up to the white house. And that’s good, maybe the Germans will seize independence all the same. fellow
      1. just exp
        just exp 6 July 2018 14: 49
        Colonel Trump will expose Deutsch to such conditions that they will be forced to withdraw mattresses from the country.
        and Trump will agree to return them, and even with shouts about the ungrateful Germans.
        check and checkmate to naglosaksam.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 6 July 2018 13: 05
    ... at the mericatos, as in I. Krylov’s fable "Swan, Cancer and Pike" ... the contradiction of statements, by different offices - is going through the roof ... bully
  3. MKPU-115
    MKPU-115 6 July 2018 13: 06
    "The United States does not plan to reduce its military contingent stationed in Germany" - yes, no one believes such gifts for a long time, even in Germany. Invaders will not leave voluntarily.
  4. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 6 July 2018 13: 09
    There is no smoke without fire, as they say ... and if they withdraw, then to Poland, the Baltic states or Romania (where the appropriate infrastructure is being prepared) and not as blackmail of the Germans, but for another purpose --- the NATO border has shifted to the East over the years and they need to “pull up the rear.” The Germans can also transfer the command of the army corps to Poland. Instead of the arias of the airborne forces and the powerful western group of the Soviet Army, a vacuum has formed from weak young-NATO soldiers. This is the space at our borders that will be filled from those that have become “internal” (thanks to “ Perestroika and all that ... ") NATO districts.
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 6 July 2018 13: 17
      Who will pay then for this input (to Poland, and others)? Again hang the Germans?
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 6 July 2018 13: 37
        In the sense of "pay"? The main burden on NATO is the United States. The situation is similar to the CSTO, where Russia has a frame and cement for the bulk of the costs. The US invested in defensive construction in Europe does not pay off the profits from the sale of many types of weapons for its European Union.
        By the way, about the European Union --- any East European country (listed by me) will only be glad to see large and not very American bases. The bottom line is that a large number of civilian personnel are involved in ensuring the operation of such facilities (following the example of the bases of the same Federal Republic of Germany) to say that objects like Ramstein are becoming city-forming for local budgets, these are new jobs and contributions to local budgets.
        And the fact that the United States requires raising the military budgets of the same Germany is understandable, but lies on a different plane. After the collapse of the "Soviet bloc", the Germans cut their military budget very seriously --- this explains the lack of funds to support the working condition of a large percentage of German tanks and fighters, for example. Here and the United States wants to take some of the costs off. The Germans, of course, slowly disappear, but 0.5% for 5 years seems somehow not enough for the Americans. They want to speed up the process. An interesting movie turns out It’s a pleasure to watch, because The German business elite has a powerful stone head and since the end of the Cold War has a lot of nonshoots from reducing military spending. Therefore, such scandals erupt here and there. There is a struggle between elites and corporations. I am sure that Atlantic solidarity will win, but how it will stretch this process is better for us.
        1. Nasrat
          Nasrat 6 July 2018 13: 50
          A third of the cost of maintaining the American contingent in Germany is paid by Germany ... wassat
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 6 July 2018 13: 56
            In return, the Bundeswehr has a comprehensive strengthening of its capabilities, ranging from a powerful space group (which it seems to him to have, and not necessarily) to covering with a nuclear umbrella. Reasonable proportion, it is a pity that the CSTO otherwise pays defense.
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 6 July 2018 14: 30
              Quote: Thunderbolt
              Paid and in return the Bundeswehr has a comprehensive reinforcement

              Why do they need it? From France to defend or from Poland.
              In fact, Germany pays to increase the likelihood of attacks on its territory even if it refuses to participate in aggression.
              1. Thunderbolt
                Thunderbolt 6 July 2018 15: 26
                Quote: Spade
                Why do they need it? From France to defend or from Poland.

                The fact of the matter is that NATO countries can sway among themselves in any perverted way, but there are no special crises from such inevitable neighborly relations, and even more so military confrontation. The same Germany since the founding of NATO does not need to build URs against France, and after the collapse of the VD and against pretty Poland, you don’t have to sharpen your defense. In general, stability, favorable conditions for the development of the economy, what the odds are and are successfully doing. But ... you have to pay for everything and the price for the existence of such a military alliance is to turn the combined military potential to external sources and the stronger the enemy, the stronger their friendship will be. Russia in this regard is a worthy rival, and everything that has “fallen off” from the USSR, but is not Russia (while continuing to remain in its zone of interest) is a tidy goal for spreading the influence of this EU-dragon NATO-USA. And here it is simply necessary to compare with the Russian Ya. Umbrella and satellites and military ZhPS and all other Pribluda.
                But now imagine that NATO will dissolve --- the Balkans will flare up, the Turks will add fire to the Greeks, German and French business interests will clash in some Belgium or Romania.
                Papuans' demonstration flogging is also conveniently carried out by groups equipped with all means. And the German business has a profit share from this, just as he bit off a lot of profit exploring the reserved markets of V. Europe after the social camp ordered to live long. Everything is interconnected.
  5. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 6 July 2018 13: 21
    The Americans are sorely lacking troops, the troops fighting in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, all from Germany, the main part of the 7th Corps is in the Middle East, and the rest are in the Balkans. The 5th Corps is torn apart by trifles from Iraq to Poland. But in the USA itself there are no full-fledged combat units.
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 6 July 2018 13: 49
      Quote: gabonskijfront
      But in the United States itself there are no full-fledged combat units.

      That's right, the continental army is armed and trained worse than foreign contingents, but they have pledged amounts to increase their combat effectiveness in the military budget. For example, their armored groups are planned to modernize tanks, armored personnel carriers and others, with subsequent transfer to Europe as they are ready.
  6. Apollo
    Apollo 6 July 2018 16: 12
    Putin promised not to raise his retirement age, Trump is threatening to withdraw troops from Germany.

    Typically, both lie, and in public ...

    Then, what is the Russian truth more true than American?
  7. fif21
    fif21 6 July 2018 16: 33
    Imposing unnecessary services! wassat Mattresses scare Europe with Russia, scare, but stupid Europeans are not scared and want to trade with Russia! wassat Well, Russia does not want to fight the EU and that’s it, dumping prices tongue The US will destroy not nuclear bombs, but the economic crisis worse than the Great Depression. USA is bankrupt! And stop buying their candy wrappers.
  8. Evil 55
    Evil 55 6 July 2018 17: 05
    This is the number ... Are the Germans in the know? Is the end of the US occupation nearing ...
    APASUS 6 July 2018 17: 47
    With the seemingly just decisions on the withdrawal, this will never happen. The American troops in Germany not only "save Europe" from the Russian invasion, but also support the US status as a superpower. Exit means for Americans a loss of influence on the EU as a whole, because it’s Mr. Merkel through wiretapping the phone, the Americans crushed Germany and all of Europe
  10. Mentat
    Mentat 6 July 2018 19: 55
    Threatening to cut back? They meant to greatly please?