Yankee go home: What does moving troops out of Germany mean?
BERLIN (AP) — For more than a year, President Donald Trump has issued thinly veiled threats that the United States could start pulling troops out of Germany unless the country increases its defense spending to NATO standards. Now Trump appears to be going ahead with a decision to reduce the American military presence in the country by more than 25%. But as details of the still-unannounced plan trickle out, there are growing concerns it will do more to harm the U.S.’s own military readiness and the NATO alliance than punish Germany. The facilities are a critical part of the American global military footprint.