DHe is increasing his army in the United States of Germany by 500 soldiers. US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin made the announcement on Tuesday after a meeting in Berlin with his counterpart, Anne Kramp-Karrnbauer. The troops are to be stationed in the Wiesbaden area as early as early autumn. “These forces will strengthen defense and defense in Europe,” Austin said.
Soldiers would be sent to Germany to prevent conflicts “and, if necessary, to fight and win”. Among other things, it will be the station for strengthening cyber defense and electronic warfare forces in Europe. Austin insisted that the station should also be understood by the United States as a commitment to its ally Germany.
Kramp-Karrenbauer: “Strong Signs”
Shortly before the election last summer, then-President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of 12,000 out of about 35,000 troops in Germany, which he saw as a reduction in German military spending. His successor, Joe Biden, had already stopped this legion. The fact that now additional troops are being sent to Germany comes as a surprise.
Kramp-Karrenbauer spoke of “strong signs of solidarity”. Everything will be done to ensure that the soldiers and their families temporarily get a good second home in Germany.
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