Trump’s Germany Drawdown Will Take ‘Years to Execute’

A very hypothetical drawdown

Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-OK) was briefed on the US troop cuts in Germany, which the administration has announced a few times in recent weeks. He sought to downplay this, saying there was no “hasty” pullout.

Sen. Inhofe was told that the drawdown will take “months to plan, years to execute,” suggesting the announcement was not made with an eye toward actual cuts any time soon.

The Pentagon is likely pushing this because the 2021 NDAA is potentially going to have restrictions on troop cuts. President Trump is known to want these cuts, but others are emphasizing that they want to block this to reassure NATO.

If this isn’t going to involve cuts for “years,” party leaders may feel that the path of least resistance is to just ignore it for now, on the assumption that the administration will either forget or be gone by then, and it’ll never happen.


  1. Raptar Driver says

    When the Soviet union broke up how long did it take the Russian forces to leave Germany?

  2. Raptar Driver says

    Americans are never leaving unless someone pushes them out with force.
    Now force can be many things, it doesn’t have to be military.

  3. thomas malthaus says

    If I were a reputable military strategist with minimal MIC ties, I would ask why the 30,000-plus troops from Germany are stationed 800-900 miles from Russia’s western border.

    Other than extending appearances as well as the financial the gravy train, the intent is smoke and mirrors because when the time comes, the US will intend to launch the first missile strikes.

    The NATO troops in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are ruse participants who won’t survive either.

    It’s no wonder Russians feel the relationship is hopeless, despite the recent phone call between Messers. Putin and Trump.

    In other news, has anyone read intelligence or news stories about China’s ties to BLM, Antifa, and George Soros?

    While we all understand that America likely has a Fifth Column in Russia, I don’t recall reading a piece about how a Chinese Fifth may or may not exist in Russia.

    Anyone with a relevant insight? Before I go, I’d like to think Russia wouldn’t have been morally sullied by either nation.

    1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      Russia doesn’t care since they don’t have a hegemonic plan like the Pentagon has been announcing to the world for years. The Russians have been clear that they have a doomsday response programmed to launch an all-out retaliatory strike against any first strike launcher.

      1. thomas malthaus says

        They might prefer not to use it. The Americans or NATO have termed it, Dead Hand.

        A book exists by that title. The author’s name is David Hoffman.

  4. Larry Fisher says

    The purpose of NATO is to keep the Russians out, the Americans in and the Germans down.

    1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      The purpose of NATO is to ensure profits to the MICIMATT.

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