June 16, 2020

Kalev Stoicescu to DW: A Reduction of US Troops in Germany Would Weaken NATO’s Collective Defence

NATO’s collective defence would be weakened if the decision by US President Donald Trump to reduce US troops numbers in Germany will be fully implemented as there would be far fewer quick reinforcement forces in Germany to support the eastern flank, i.e. the Baltic states and Poland, ICDS research fellow Kalev Stoicescu commented to Deutsche Welle (DW).

According to Stoicescu NATO’s political credibility and unity has been damaged because Allies were not informed and the move was not discussed in the Alliance.

Watch the full interview in English on DW.

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