The relationship is now though, especially if Trump is elected later this year, in Freefall, the destination is unknown.
His decision, if his tweets are shared properly, seems to be a punishment for Germany.
“Germany pays Russia billions of dollars a year for fuel, and we have to protect Germany from Russia. What is this?” Trump wrote in a post.
“Also, Germany del their 2% remuneration is very bad to NATO so we are withdrawing some troops from Germany!”
Norbert Reitzen, head of the German parliament’s foreign relations committee, responded on Twitter on Wednesday, saying: “Instead of strengthening #NATO, it is weakening the alliance.
Bavarian state governor Marcus Soder, who has several U.S. bases in the region, also criticized Trump: “Unfortunately, this severely damages German-American relations. There is no military advantage. It weakens NATO and the United States.”
Not surprisingly, however, the Kremlin continues to use Europe’s concentration with great pleasure, spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN: “We never hid it. [we think] The fewer American solders on the European continent, the quieter they are in Europe. “
Trump is the gift that the Kremlin continues to give: his unpredictability, often in pain, but he is constantly wristed for his propaganda.
Roosevelt and other leaders of his generation witnessed the worst time since huge powers clashed, driven by some wicked self-righteous people; Assuming Trump is not completely ignorant, he has chosen to ignore this obvious truth.
The problem with NATO and other US allies is that it rarely seems to be able to deter Trump from his influence. Defense Secretary Mark Asper echoed the president’s words, “Germany is the richest country in Europe. Germany can and should pay more for its defense.”
Asper spoke of a “strategic blockade” as some troops could move to Poland and others could end up in tiny Baltic states. And Jots Stoltenberg, NATO’s longtime optimistic secretary-general, said “the United States consulted closely with all NATO allies before today’s announcement” – although German officials were surprised for the first time a month ago to hear of a possible withdrawal.
Since taking office as US president in January 2017, Stoltenberg has consistently fought for conservative measures to cut Trump’s loose cut from NATO. Stoltenberg recently let Trump play his trumpet by announcing Trump as the last meeting of NATO leaders in Luton, England in December 2019. He will take away from the alliance’s commitment to increase GDP defense spending.
He is now trying to save the day by claiming that Trump’s decision “remains the United States’ continued commitment to NATO and European security.”
The reality is that Trump has repeatedly promised German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Germany’s sub-equivalent of defense spending at 1.3% of GDP, but not about BMW car exports and trade in general. At their first meeting at the White House in spring 2017, the president had just met Merkel, shaking hands and refusing; He shook her at breakfast at a NATO summit in 2018. And now this.
Surprisingly, Trump’s generals, despite the shortcomings of Belgium’s NATO contribution – are commanding the US military’s European command in Brussels, Germany, to improve the operational flexibility of the EU, according to EU Commander Tom Walters; At 0.93% it is even lower than in Germany.
Whatever Trump’s intentions, be it petulance or indeed a strategic pivot for Asia, as Esper has explained in recent weeks, the reality spreads to allies and goes against America’s long-term advantage; Now those European countries must look to themselves for defense – not for quick stabilization, but as a major strategic shift.
German Defense Minister Ingret Kramp-Karenbauer said it was a “sympathy” for Trump to withdraw troops from Germany, adding, “I want us to finally move faster towards a common European defense and defense policy.”
Trump has not extended an ordinary European defense deal overnight, but he has narrowed the wait until a deal is reached, and none of that is good for America right now.
While Trump is looking for friends to extend his sanctions on China and Iran, the less teased and more frustrated Europe will look to secure relations that are in line with its national security and trade interests. And these may not always be united with America.
He has simultaneously enabled Russian President Vladimir Putin, a strategic enemy who is already on the offensive, and made allies essential in the same fight. It is a double-edged sword, common to a U.S. president who insists on playing by his own rules.
The Covid-1p epidemic, which seems to be running clockwise in his presidency, if he is never taught that there is an occasional conference answer, he will probably lean towards 12,000 troops.
A new American president will be elected this November with enough time and persuasive power to repair the rift that Trump has created with his country’s allies. It won’t be easy, because Trump’s lack of confidence has mixed everyone who stood by him.
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