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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2018 2:13 p.m. PST

"EU officials are reportedly trying to figure out if a US evaluation of the impact of moving troops from Germany is a negotiating ploy ahead of a NATO summit in July. The US Department of Defense has rejected the claims.

The US Department of Defense is examining options for withdrawing US forces stationed in Germany after President Donald Trump expressed interest in such a move, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

The newspaper, citing anonymous sources familiar with the evaluation, said officials were analyzing the cost and consequences of shifting either some or all 35,000 US troops to the US or Poland. Top defense officials, the paper said, have not been involved in the analysis…"
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Tgunner30 Jun 2018 5:14 p.m. PST

Makes sense. Germany is no longer the "frontline" of Europe. Also the Poles are offering couple of billion dollars to build the infrastructure for around 20,000 troops anyway. It would make sense to move our forces into Poland. I bet many Germans would welcome that shift too.

jdginaz30 Jun 2018 7:30 p.m. PST

The Germans may not be too sad to see the troops leave but they they don't want the dollars go with them.

Nick Bowler01 Jul 2018 4:40 a.m. PST

I am thinking of Emperor Honorius and Britain.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2018 2:04 p.m. PST



Lion in the Stars01 Jul 2018 10:40 p.m. PST

Yeah, I think the Germans are unhappy that the US troops won't be around to spend their pay if they get sent to Poland.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2018 3:25 a.m. PST

I doubt they would leave totally..would want to keep Rhein -Main AFB and Hospital facilities..but whatever …who knows nowadays.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2018 10:05 a.m. PST

Agree with Lion….


Lion in the Stars02 Jul 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

Well, yeah, the hospital would probably stay. So might Rhein-Main AFB, though I'd expect R-M assigned squadrons to be greatly reduced. Probably down to transports (to support the hospital) and maybe one fighter squadron, while everything else gets pushed further east.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member03 Jul 2018 6:02 p.m. PST

This came out in 2008 and back then it had many Europeans saying it would never happen:

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goragrad03 Jul 2018 7:18 p.m. PST

I rather like the idea of a basing in Poland.

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