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Daemon
Member
Fri Sep 07 17:50:27
I always knew Trump wouldn't let us Krauts down. I'll drink an American beer tomorrow to help you with your trade balance, really!

http://www...many-by-late-2020/4561891.html

September 07, 2018 1:16 PM

US Military to Send 1,500 More Soldiers to Germany by Late 2020

BERLIN —

The U.S. military will station about 1,500 additional soldiers in Germany by September 2020, adding to more than 33,000 American troops already in the country in a move that could trigger fresh tensions with Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested last month that NATO forces in eastern Europe posed a threat to Russia, a charge firmly rejected by NATO officials.

The U.S. Army's European headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, said the new forces would be permanently stationed in Germany as "a display of our continued commitment to NATO and our collective resolve to support European security."

Sharp criticism of the NATO alliance by U.S. President Donald Trump had triggered fears that Washington could reduce defense spending in Europe and reduce its presence.

"The addition of these forces increases U.S Army readiness in Europe and ensures we are better able to respond to any crisis," it said. The increased troop levels will still be far below those seen during the Cold War.

The troop increase was mandated by 2017 U.S. legislation that called for an increase in U.S. Army troop levels, with a significant portion of the increase to come in Europe.

The U.S. Army said it would begin activating new units at several bases in Germany this year, including a field artillery brigade headquarters, two multiple launch rocket system battalions, and a short-range air defense battalion.

Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador in Germany, said the decision underscored Washington's commitment to strengthening he transatlantic alliance, while planned military spending increases had improved security.

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, a conservative who is battling the Social Democrat coalition partners to back a boost in German military spending, welcomed the decision.

"The U.S. decision to increase the military presence here in Germany is a welcome sign of the vitality of transatlantic relationship and a commitment to our joint security," she said.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Sep 07 18:04:52
a move by our shadow gov't... Trump only ever campaigned on bringing troops back home


Trump tops a poll of the worst fears of Germans for good reason
Rugian
Member
Fri Sep 07 18:59:04
"Trump only ever campaigned on bringing troops back home"

What an asshole, amirite?
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Sep 07 19:58:01

A Battalion added to two Divisions.


I bet Putin is pissing all over himself.

Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Sat Sep 08 03:16:51
Putin is your friend now Hot Rod, follow the script!
Paramount
Member
Sat Sep 08 03:27:45
”Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested last month that NATO forces in eastern Europe posed a threat to Russia, a charge firmly rejected by NATO officials.”

I’m sure Nato is there to protect Europe from Iran.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sat Sep 08 04:18:28

Nimatzo, not hardly. It would be nice if our two countries could live together in peace, but as long as they have that's not likely.




Paramount, NATO is there to protect its members from anyone that threatens its members.

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sat Sep 08 04:31:51

CORRECTION:


A Regiment added to two Divisions.

jergul
large member
Sat Sep 08 04:43:01
To be fair, Putin is reactivating army groups (old-school they would have been called Corps) that the US is matching unit for unit with battalions.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sat Sep 08 07:14:06

President Trump is equipping the military as it stands now, next year he will get serious about increasing their size.


murder
Member
Sat Sep 08 09:02:11

More welfare jobs for redneck states.

Rugian
Member
Sat Sep 08 09:08:16
"next year he will get serious about increasing their size."

I don't know how many times we have to point this out before you realize that the military is already way too big.

http://en....tute_for_Strategic_Studies.PNG
murder
Member
Sat Sep 08 09:10:52

Some people won't be happy until the US military covers the entire fucking planet ... and outer space.

obaminated
Member
Sat Sep 08 11:04:21
"More welfare jobs for redneck states. '

his parents raised him to be a good person.
Forwyn
Member
Sat Sep 08 11:10:37
"and outer space."

By that time I'd hope the other degenerates have bent the knee and we're talking about the United States of Earth military :o)
murder
Member
Sat Sep 08 12:33:39

"his parents raised him to be a good person."

Good people deride rednecks. :o)

murder
Member
Sat Sep 08 12:35:46

"By that time I'd hope the other degenerates have bent the knee and we're talking about the United States of Earth military"

I wouldn't count on that. As China grows, our advantage will shrink. And the way Trump is alienating all of our allies, you may be looking a China Earth.
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