Collective security is worth the money and the USA can’t pay for all – Washington has warned its NATO allies, convincing those to spend more on the military.
Germany, despite a promise to increase the defence budget to 2% of GDP, did not.
The Pentagon calculated, as stated, the risks, and chose to bring a third army troops from Germany.
Officials of the US defense Department talking about the military background of the decision strategy, and their commander-in-chief emphasizes that the basis step – accounting.
Germany in breach of its own obligations. It does not pay the bills of the North Atlantic Alliance, and so for many years. Moreover, she was not going to pay, and just uses US, all the time trying to bargain. Someone had to call them to order, I have this mission took over.
the President of the United States
Currently, the share of Germany in the NATO budget is slightly more than 1.3% of GDP, which is about $ 55 billion.
According to the head of the defense Ministry of Lithuania Raimundas of Karoblis, the solution trump weakens the European security system: “the American military presence is the most important deterrent on the continent, but the importance is the fact that the US is not withdrawing its troops and regroup his troops remain in Europe.”
According to the Prime Minister of Bavaria Marcus Sedere, “this decision has no explanations, no excuses. Of course, that is their right. But to imagine that this step could strengthen NATO and improve relations, I can’t.”
Also announced that the Pentagon will transfer its command center, previously located in Stuttgart, Germany, to Belgium.