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US will base 500 additional troops in Germany, minister tells Berlin

'I think our assignment of an additional 500 troops speaks to the level of our partnership and our commitment to NATO,' he added

Reuters , Tuesday 13 Apr 2021
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The United States will deploy an additional 500 troops to Germany, Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin said during a visit to Berlin, marking a reversal of former President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw about 12,000 troops from the NATO country.

"We have ceased planning (for a troop drawdown)," Austin said at a news conference with his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Tuesday.

"I think our assignment of an additional 500 troops speaks to the level of our partnership and our commitment to NATO," he added. 

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