“Ideology, Not Strategy, Explains the US Troop Withdrawal from Germany”, Riccardo Alcaro (IAI, Italy)

Tracing the partial withdrawal of US assets from Germany back to badly thought-out considerations hardly stands to reason. Those offered by the administration are in fact ex-post justifications of a decision that stems not so much from strategic reflections as from convictions deeply rooted in President Trump’s mind. The troop reduction is a punitive measure against a country the president has consistently and openly shown contempt for.

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