The Minister of defense mark Esper on Monday will present to the President of the United States Donald Trump output options thousands of American troops from Germany, many of whom will be deployed in Eastern Europe.
This writes the Voice of America.
According to two senior Pentagon officials, the plan envisages a reduction of the permanent presence of American troops in Germany by 9.5 thousand to 25 thousand troops.
Some of these 9.5 thousand soldiers returned to the United States, and others will be transferred to the countries of Eastern Europe.
These changes, according to Pentagon officials, will serve as a clear warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose military ambitions were confirmed by the annexation of Ukrainian Crimea in 2014.
The news Agency did not specify what kind of the European countries can be transferred to the military of Germany, but President Donald trump, met Wednesday with Polish President Andrzej Duda, talked about the American presence in Poland.
Earlier, in the moments of exacerbation of relations with Moscow, the Alliance is moving troops close to Russia country only temporarily.
But now the US sees in the annexation of Crimea and ongoing conflict in the East of Ukraine to free themselves from previous commitments, writes AFP.
Also one of the sources in the Pentagon reported that the transfer of the troops will be held on the basis of bilateral agreements between the United States and partner countries, and not under the auspices of NATO.
According to one of interlocutors AFP, a possible new rotation system provides great flexibility and a high level of unpredictability, which makes it a serious signal for Russia.