Italy will see a troop boost as well, and the U.S. is also moving its European headquarters from Germany to Belgium.
Back in June President Donald Trump announced his intention to cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany, for reasons he said include America being taken advantage of on trade.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday (July 29): "These changes will achieve the core principles of enhancing U.S. and NATO deterrence of Russia, strengthening NATO, reassuring allies and improving U.S. strategic flexibility and UCOM operational flexibility." German leaders have appealed to congress to block Trump's withdrawal, while current and former U.S. officials have also criticized the policy as politically, and not strategically driven.
It’s expected moving the majority of the troop will take years, with U.S. officials speaking anonymously saying only a few advanced units would move anytime soon.
Noting as well the whole operation would need potentially billions of dollars in funding.
[NFA] A day after President Donald Trump accused the U.S. military brass of wanting to fight wars to keep weapons makers happy, the Army's top general said on Tuesday leaders of the armed forces would recommend sending troops into combat only when it is in American national security interests or as a last resort. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Last week, a federal judge issued an injunction requiring the US Postal Service to reverse changes made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The judge called the changes an 'an intentional effort' by President Donald Trump and DeJoy to disrupt and challenge the legitimacy of upcoming elections. But according to Business Insider, the USPS claimed in a court filing Wednesday, 'no can do.
[NFA] Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined other Republican lawmakers in rallying to the defense of constitutional government on Thursday, after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power following the Nov. 3 election. This report produced by Jonah Green.
The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny for poisoning on Wednesday said his condition has improved enough for him to be released and suggested a “complete recovery” from the nerve agent was possible.
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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin where he has been treated after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia last month. The German government says he was poisoned with the nerve agent, Novichok. Emer McCarthy reports.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday contradicted President Donald Trump's earlier claim as to the cause of the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. CNN reports Esper said 'most believe' that the explosion 'was an accident, as reported.' On Tuesday evening, Trump called it 'a terrible attack.' It's known that about 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate had been stored at a port warehouse for the past six years.
A one-man climate movement is looking to build momentum to force the Russian government to take action. Arshak Makichyan has been standing alone on the streets of Moscow to raise awareness and gather support for his cause. Adam Reed reports.
Star of the Deadpool films Ryan Reynolds and Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor Rob McElhenney have revealed plans to invest in a Welsh soccer team. Wrexham plays its games in the fifth tier of the English game and has never reached the Premier League. Adam Reed reports.
The leader of the main opposition party in Belarus was in Brussels on Monday to apply pressure on the European Union to go ahead with sanctions against officials accused of election rigging. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya sees no reason why sanctions now can't be pushed through. Adam Reed reports.
An old rivalry between Christian factions who fought each other in Lebanon's civil war has flared again on the street and in political debate. It's renewing fears of fresh unrest as the nation grapples with its worst crisis since the conflict. Adam Reed reports.
Heavy rains caused flooding across along Turkey’s Black Sea coast, killing several people.
Many are still missing, as a search-and-rescue mission has been launched.
Downpours packing 13 centimetres of rain in less than 24 hours caused extensive damage to infrastructure.
The hill town of Dereli, which lies 20 kilometres inland, was among the worst hit. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The ancient Sumela Monastery, located in Macka district of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Trabzon, opened its doors to hold mass for the seventh time since resuming religious services after a pause of 88 years.View on euronews
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A stunning hotel in South Tyrol, Italy, has a new hobbit hole-style wellness centre. The Apfelhotel (APPLEHOTEL) TORGGLERHOF has been newly-redesigned & includes a tolkien-esque entrance to its treatment area. In 2014, design creatives NOA* (NETWORK OF ARCHITECTURE), won a design competition for expanding the hotel's existing structure. In 2020, 18 new suites were built for guests and carefully designed to fit into the farmyard's landscape structure. NOA* designed the wellness area as central “MASTERPIECE” of this rural development with architecture and greenery that resemble a modern lush garden.
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