The United States is suspending the decision to withdraw a significant part of its troops from Germany, which was previously made by the administration of former American President Donald Trump.
This is reported by TASS with reference to the head of the European Command of the US Armed Forces, General Tod Walters.
According to him, this initiative of the previous administration was frozen. The administration of the current US President Joe Biden has announced the need to conduct a thorough review to explore all options, and then conduct a strategic analysis of each of them.
According to Walters, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin “is in the process of conducting a very thorough review” of the decision of the previous US administration.
On July 29, 2020, former US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced the withdrawal of 11.9 thousand troops from Germany. It was assumed that 6.4 thousand of them would return to their homeland, and about 5.6 thousand would be transferred to Italy and Belgium.
In October last year, it was also reported that the United States is studying the possibility of transferring troops from Germany to Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic States.