The US withdraw from Germany eleven 9 thousand military, reducing its contingent in this country, presumably from 36 thousand to 24 thousand, said at a press conference, Minister of defense mark Esper.
He explained that, according to the plans of the European command, of this number, approximately 5,600 people will be placed in NATO member States, and 6400 will be back in the US but will be deployed in the European Union on the basis of rotation.
Esper also said that 4,500 soldiers of armored troops will go home, and other units will continue to be available on a rotational basis "in the East and in the Black sea area" to "strengthen deterrence" of Russia and to ensure the security of the allies on the South-Eastern flank.
Italy was a regiment of fighters - " closer to the black sea region ", says the head of the Ministry.
According to espera, about 2,500 soldiers of the air force in great Britain which are engaged in refuelling of planes will remain in the Kingdom.
the Minister of defense added that in the future the United States have the opportunity to shift additional forces into Poland and the Baltic States.
in addition, after the fact, as Warsaw will sign an agreement on military cooperation with Washington, Poland transferred the headquarters of the recently created 5th corps of the Land forces of the United States. The agreement will provide for financial participation of Poland in the deployment of U.S. troops.
The withdrawal of the troops from Germany will start for one week, said the Esper.
according to his statement, we need to solve a series of foreign policy and organizational issues, as well as among them from the position the deployment of troops in the new centres.
first head of the United States Donald trump has promised to reduce the number of American troops in Germany, because Berlin has delayed payments to NATO.
for its part, Poland has made a proposal to Washington to place themselves on a permanent basis armored division. While Warsaw is ready to take on their own shoulders the costs - about a half to two billion dollars.