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U.S. reassessing its 35,000 active-duty troop levels in Germany

The maintains a presence of 35,000 active-duty troops in Germany and a sizable number other other staff. This presence, however, is currently under review by the Pentagon ahead of an upcoming NATO summit. Experts have suggested that the assessment could be a negotiating tactic to underline Trump’s complaints about European NATO spending or a move from Pentagon policymakers hoping to highlight the importance of the current U.S. presence to discourage any withdrawals. 

Source: U.S. assessing cost of keeping troops in Germany as Trump battles with Europe – The Washington Post

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