The United States will additionally increase its contingent in Germany by 500 troops this fall. The head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin said this on Tuesday at a press conference following a meeting with German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Trend reports with reference to TASS.
“We discussed a number of issues, including those related to the US commitment to the deployment of American forces in Germany, – said Austin. – I notified the Secretary of Defense of our intention to increase the number of our contingent in Germany by about 500 people. And this will happen in the fall.”
According to the head of the Pentagon, the permanent deployment of American troops on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany “is good for Germany and good for NATO.” Sending additional units there will help, Austin says, boost “containment and defense” efforts in Europe. “Strengthening cooperation with Germany is a priority for the administration of President Joe Biden,” he added.
As Kramp-Karrenbauer pointed out, the increase in the number of US troops in Germany is “a strong sign of cohesion.” The minister did not specify on which base they will be deployed.