In Germany reacted to trump's decision to withdraw troops
German MPs and diplomats are not surprised by the decision of the capital of the United States to reduce the number of American troops in Germany.
yesterday the head of Donald trump has promised to reduce the American contingent almost doubled. He said that the military spend a lot of money there, and Berlin, by contrast, are underpaid in the budget of NATO.
The German Ambassador in the U.S. capital Emily Haber said that the American troops are there not to defend the country.
"They are for protection of transatlantic security, and to demonstrate American power in Africa, in Asia," she said.
The MP Waldemar Gerdt in the explanation of the Last news said that the security of Germany, the U.S. withdrawal will have no impact.
The MP added that the reduction of American forces will be "a good incentive to think about their own concepts and security strategies, and not to rely only on "big brother" across the Atlantic ".
The parliamentarian Alexander Neu, for its part, said that the decision of the US capital blackmail.
"As often happens in bad American movies, these risks are Packed with perverted arguments and lies, because in reality they have no reasonable excuse" - He was indignant.
Criticisms of the US capital that Berlin is too little of the funds allocated in the defense budget, Noah called unfair. He said that Germany years increasing its military expenditure According to NATO requirements, At this point in time They make up more than 51 billion euros.
Similar is the opinion of the Parliamentarian Johann Wadephul, who stated in explanation to Bloomberg that " partners don't do that ".
"We would like to our main ally behaved exemplary, balanced, and not put pressure ", - He concluded.
first print edition of Spiegel wrote that the decision of the American head caught the German government by surprise. Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas are not surprised by the reduction of U.S. troops, noting that the two countries are in a difficult relationship.