The Pentagon will add 500 U.S. troops to its presence in Germany, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Lloyd Austin Overnight Defense: Biden nominating first female Army secretary | Israel gets tough on Iran amid nuclear talks | Army’s top enlisted soldier ‘very proud’ of officer pepper sprayed by police Israel gets tough with Iran as Biden signals shift from Trump Biden to nominate first female Army secretary MORE announced Tuesday, reversing the Trump administration's plan to slash the number stationed there by thousands. "Today, I’m happy to announce that we will be increasing the U.S. force presence in Germany," Austin said at a news conference in Berlin alongside his German counterpart. "These forces will strengthen deterrence and defense in Europe, and they will augment our existing abilities to prevent conflict, and if necessary, to fight and win," he added. ADVERTISEMENT The troops will be stationed in the Wiesbaden area and arrive as soon as this fall, Austin said. Last year, then- President Trump Donald Trump Trump: McConnell ‘helpless’ to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not ‘my preference’ McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him ‘dumb son of a b—-‘ MORE ordered a drawdown of nearly 12,000 of the 36,000 U.S…. Read full this story
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