The Pentagon has confirmed the Minister of defence of Germany plans to reduce U.S. troops
The Secretary of defense mark Esper discussed with his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer the output of 9.5 thousand U.S. troops from Germany and she confirmed these plans, said in a statement on the website of the military Department.
They discussed the need to ensure that any plan the United States should give guarantees to European allies, to expand the containment of Russia and strengthen NATO, said in a press release.
"The Minister reiterated the continued commitment of the United States to the transatlantic Alliance and our long-term partnership with Germany", - stated there.
The Ministers agreed to stay in close communication in the coming weeks as plans are developed.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump has promised to reduce the number of us military personnel in Germany up to 25 thousand people. In addition, trump protested that "Germany pays Russia billions of dollars for energy, and the US needs to protect them from Russia." Currently in Germany, placed 34,5 thousand American soldiers.