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Leaving Europe

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Trump will recall a significant number of US troops in Germany as well as reduce the overall presence that can be there at any one time.

The move would reduce the U.S. troop presence in Germany by 9,500 troops from the 34,500 troops that are permanently assigned there.

The move also caps the number of U.S. service members who are in Germany at any one time at a total of 25,000 troops, including permanently assigned and rotational or temporary forces. Under current practice, overall troop levels can rise to as high as 52,000 as units rotate in and out or take part in training exercises.

Trump’s birthday is upcoming, but, it seems like Putin is getting the gift.

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