WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Joe Biden has suspended the decision of former-President Donald Trump to withdraw 12,000 U.S. soldiers from Germany and redeploy them elsewhere.
Head of the United States European Command (EUCOM) Gen. Tod D. Wolters (USAF) announced that the Pentagon had suspended the withdrawal.
“So far, all these options have been suspended; they will be reviewed from cradle-to-grave,” Gen. Wolters told reporters in response to a question about Trump’s decision.
Wolters explained that new U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin began to minutely review this plan, which was announced in July.
Earlier, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced the new U.S. administrations plans to reconsider Trump’s plans to make a significant reduction in the number of the U.S. forces in Germany.
“At least there is an opportunity to change the plans,” she added. “We will see if this means completely withdrawing these plans or just modifying parts of them.”