Trump approves Pentagon plan to move 9,500 troops out of Germany | TheHill
President Trump Donald John TrumpTop intelligence officials release statements criticizing leaking of Russian bounties information Russian bounty intel was included in Trump's daily briefing: reports Senators will have access to intelligence on Russian bounties on US troops MORE has approved a Pentagon plan to fulfill his order to move 9,500 U.S. troops out of Germany, the Defense Department said Tuesday.
Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement that Defense Secretary Mark Esper Mark Esper1,700 troops will support Trump 'Salute to America' celebrations July 4: Pentagon Overnight Defense: Appeals court rules using Pentagon funding for border wall illegal | Esper visits NATO after Trump announces Germany drawdown | Russian intel unit reportedly offered bounties for killing coalition troops in Afghanistan Trump administration to extend troops at the border through 2021 MORE and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley briefed Trump on plans Monday to "redeploy" the troops.
“The proposal that was approved not only meets the president’s directive, it will also enhance Russian deterrence, strengthen NATO, reassure allies, improve U.S. strategic flexibility and U.S. European Command’s operational flexibility, and take care of our service members and their families,” Hoffman said.
Pentagon leaders will brief congressional defense committees on the plan “in the coming weeks,” followed by consultations with NATO allies, Hoffman added.
“We will be providing timely updates to potentially affected personnel, their families and communities as planning progresses,” Hoffman said.
The statement did not say where the troops would go, but Trump indicated last ...
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