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US threatens to withdraw troops from Germany over insufficient NATO spending
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The US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has warned that Washington will move American troops stationed in Germany to Poland if German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fails to boost military spending as part of it contribution to the NATO military alliance.

"It is offensive to assume that the US taxpayers continue to pay for more than 50,000 Americans in Germany but the Germans get to spend their (budget) surplus on domestic programs," Grenell told the dpa news agency on Friday.

Trump and publicly criticized German and other NATO members that have failed to hit a target of spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense.

He has been particularly critical of close ally Germany, Europe’s largest economy, as well as Merkel personally.

Germany's fiscal plans foresee the military budget of NATO's second-largest member rising to 1.37 percent of output next year before falling to 1.24 percent in 2023.

Eastern European countries like Poland and Latvia, fearful of Russia, have raised their military spending to the 2 percent target, from Trump who wants Germany to do the same.

US complaints about Germany's defense spending pre-date Trump, but Berlin’s relations with Washington have deteriorated since he became president over a range of issues, including the Iran nuclear agreement, the NordStream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, and trade tariffs.

The United States has about 35,000 troops stationed in Germany at five US Army garrisons, and an additional 17,000 civilian employees to support them. It is believed the US also has nuclear weapons in Germany.

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Soo, who does nato take command from?
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Absolute Crap Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 


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