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The history of US troops in Germany

dw.com Logo By Christoph Hasselbach of dw.com | Slide 1 of 9: There are almost 35,000 US soldiers stationed in Germany – mostly in the west and south of the country. Nowhere else in Europe are there so many American troopers. US President Donald Trump wants to change that by withdrawing 12,000 soldiers from Germany. It would be a major test for the military alliance between Germany and the US.

High-ranking visit at Ramstein military air base

There are almost 35,000 US soldiers stationed in Germany – mostly in the west and south of the country. Nowhere else in Europe are there so many American troopers. US President Donald Trump wants to change that by withdrawing 12,000 soldiers from Germany. It would be a major test for the military alliance between Germany and the US.
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