The US President decided to reduce the American military contingent in NATO countries

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The US President decided to reduce the American military contingent in NATO countries

The US military contingent in the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance is being reduced to 80 thousand people. US President Joe Biden stated this in a written notice sent to the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives of Congress.

In 2022, 90 thousand American military personnel served in European NATO countries. But now the contingent has decreased by 10 thousand people.



As Biden notes, the presence of US military personnel in Europe is associated with the desire to reassure NATO allies and “deter further Russian aggression.” True, it is not very clear why, in this case, precisely against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, the number of contingents is decreasing.

One of the possible reasons for the reduction in the American army contingent in Europe is the financial difficulties that Washington has been experiencing lately. This is not stated directly, but this conclusion can be drawn given the growing budget deficit and too much military and financial assistance to Ukraine, which has significantly reduced the United States’ capabilities in the field of defense and security.

Previously, former President Donald Trump has repeatedly advocated reducing the American military presence in other countries and called for spending funds on domestic purposes. The defense of European states was supposed to be entrusted to them themselves, and not to invest the money of American taxpayers for these purposes. Apparently, Biden still has to agree with these conclusions.
  • US Department of the Army / https://www.army.mil
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  1. +1
    8 December 2023 10: 17
    One of the possible reasons for the reduction in the American army contingent in Europe is the financial difficulties that Washington has been experiencing lately.
    Most likely this is a murky move in the election campaign in order to gather more votes.
    1. +6
      8 December 2023 10: 30
      I think everything is simpler. They said that they had a shortage of about 10-15 thousand in the army. So they compensate for it.

      It’s interesting that in the current situation they are doing this at the expense of Europe. This means that their main problems are still with China. And Europe must be defended by the locals.

      And this is good. The first sign for NATO...
    2. 0
      10 December 2023 09: 59
      Most likely there are two options - the Middle or Far East... Perhaps they will divide it "fraternally."
  2. +1
    8 December 2023 10: 21
    How can this be, after all, he spoke out loudly about how Putin will not stop and attacks European countries?
    And then such a maneuver!
    Although, the remaining 80 thousand Americans are also in great danger.
    And it’s no easier in Iraq, Qatar and Syria either.
  3. +4
    8 December 2023 10: 26
    We angered the Russian bear, and then the comrades Europeans without us.
    1. +2
      8 December 2023 11: 08
      Why do we need geyropa? Let them wage a competitive war with the USA, Japan and China without our resources. Let's see how long they last. When will the pipelines be restored?
  4. +3
    8 December 2023 10: 28
    True, it is not very clear why, in this case, precisely against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, the number of contingents is decreasing.

    There may be more than one reason. These are financial problems and the political move towards elections and the shortage of military personnel.
    1. +1
      8 December 2023 10: 39
      and political progress towards elections and military shortages.
      ...come on...what elections...these abbreviated 10 snouts in Herope were gods and now in their homeland blacks will lick their boots, and even for modest handouts.....it’s a matter of rotation...and perhaps in larger numbers
    2. -1
      8 December 2023 10: 40
      and political progress towards elections and military shortages.
      ...come on...what elections...these abbreviated 10 snouts in Herope were gods and now in their homeland blacks will lick their boots, and even for modest handouts.....it’s a matter of rotation...and perhaps in larger numbers
  5. +1
    8 December 2023 10: 36
    We also must not forget to remind in every country, on every corner, about the spread of NATO about American laboratories, the seizure of oil fields, the promotion of LBGT values
  6. 0
    8 December 2023 10: 47
    In the Baltic countries there are no such problems. They can “reduce” one or two soldiers. Moreover, without compromising “defense capability” and the budget.
  7. +1
    8 December 2023 10: 53
    They drank, ate, had fun... counted and shed tears lol
  8. 0
    8 December 2023 11: 14
    Now the contingent has decreased by 10 thousand people.
    You won't save much with such a reduction, because... these 10 thousand will return to the USA and the costs of maintaining them will not go anywhere. Maybe they gradually want to teach Europe to rely on its own strengths without shifting all responsibility for security to the United States?
  9. 0
    8 December 2023 11: 22
    It is important to know where the “extra” will be taken from. It's one thing to have rear guards somewhere in Spain or Portugal, and another thing to have tank crews and infantrymen from Eastern Europe. I am inclined to think that there will be something like the first option. Money, resources and production were basically withdrawn from “old” Europe, the political elite was put in the right position, so there was nothing and no one left to guard there. Now the freed money will be transferred “closer to the East.”
  10. +2
    8 December 2023 13: 55
    Yes,
    Political election move. They will continue to threaten the national security of the Russian Federation
    will be, supplying their weapons for geyropa money, as well as instructors inciting
    logs and tribolts, as next in line to fight for democracy in geyropa
    on your own.
  11. 0
    10 December 2023 09: 56
    Poor, poor Poles. Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians. They rolled their lips that American soldiers would fuck their girls, eat their food and drink their liquor, paying for everything with evergreen candy wrappers. And suddenly such a bummer.
    Where is the money?

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