Biden administration reviewing Trump order to withdraw US troops from Germany

Washington: US President Joe Biden-led administration is currently reviewing former President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw US troops from Germany, European Command (USEUCOM) chief General Tod Walters told reporters on Wednesday.

“There are a lot of consultations ongoing. The US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is at this moment of conducting a very thorough review,” Walters said during a press briefing.

The EUCOM commander pointed out that Austin will receive advice from the civilian and military leadership in considering issues such as the withdrawal of US troops from Germany.

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In July, the US government confirmed plans to reduce its forces from Germany by some 12,000 troops. Some analysts saw the Trump administration move as a punishment for Berlin’s alleged failure to allocate 2 percent of its budget for defense as per NATO regulations.

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