US: Pentagon announces 11,900 troops to be moved from Germany

The United States has announced plans to pull nearly a third of its military personnel out of Germany in a continuing dispute over defence spending. President Donald Trump flagged the move back in June, amid a dispute with Berlin over its defence spending. Nearly half of the 12,000 troops will be moved to other locations … Read more US: Pentagon announces 11,900 troops to be moved from Germany

‘Germany is delinquent’: Trump defends US withdrawal of 12,000 troops

Donald Trump has defended the decision to pull US troops out of Germany, telling reporters it was over the country’s defence spending. The US will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, US defence leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and … Read more ‘Germany is delinquent’: Trump defends US withdrawal of 12,000 troops

Pentagon details troop withdrawal from Germany

The U.S. military unveiled plans on Wednesday to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany following a decision by President Donald Trump. The U.S. said it plans to keep nearly half of them in Europe to address potential tensions with Russia. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around … Read more Pentagon details troop withdrawal from Germany

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Announces U.S. Withdrawal of 12,000 Troops from Germany

Spurred on by President Donald Trump’s demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defense leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete. The decision fulfills Trump’s announced … Read more Defense Secretary Mark Esper Announces U.S. Withdrawal of 12,000 Troops from Germany

Trump Defends Plan to Pull Out 12,000 Troops From Germany Over ‘Delinquent’ NATO Fees

President Donald Trump is defending the decision to pull U.S. troops out of Germany, telling reporters “we’re reducing the force because they’re not paying their bills. It’s very simple. They’re delinquent.” He added that he might rethink the decision to pull troops out of Germany “if they start paying their bills.” The U.S. will bring … Read more Trump Defends Plan to Pull Out 12,000 Troops From Germany Over ‘Delinquent’ NATO Fees

Pentagon Says No U.S. Troops Were Deployed to Portland

With controversy growing over the Trump administration’s decision to send federal law enforcement agents to Portland to deal with the city’s unrest, a spokesman at the Pentagon said that no U.S. military troops have been deployed to the city. However, Jonathan Hoffman says the Defense Secretary Mark Esper has concerns about federal agents wearing uniforms … Read more Pentagon Says No U.S. Troops Were Deployed to Portland

White House pushes back against new funding for testing and tracing

According to U.S. news reports, the #WhiteHouse is pushing back against billions of dollars in proposed funding for coronavirus testing and control. Senate Republicans have drafted a bill to give 50 billion dollars to the states, the CDC and the National Institutes of Health, but the #Trump administration wants to eliminate the funding for testing … Read more White House pushes back against new funding for testing and tracing

U.S. Military ‘Still Struggling with Racism,’ Gen. Mark Milley Says

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday defended using National Guard soldiers to support law enforcement agencies in handling civil unrest triggered by the killing of George Floyd, saying it was a better alternative than using active-duty forces as President Donald Trump had threatened. Esper’s stance is at odds with Trump, who had spoken of invoking … Read more U.S. Military ‘Still Struggling with Racism,’ Gen. Mark Milley Says

Pentagon to Erase Remnants of Confederacy Under Defense Bill

U.S. military bases bearing the names of Confederate generals, in an echo of societal upheaval over race and racism, would be renamed under the $741 billion defense authorization measure the House Armed Services Committee approved last night. The annual defense authorization measure reflects a unique time in U.S. society shaken by the coronavirus pandemic and … Read more Pentagon to Erase Remnants of Confederacy Under Defense Bill

Pentagon officials give an update on COVID-19 guidance

Pentagon officials give an update on COVID-19 guidance. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reuters/?hl=en

Navy Admiral Says USS Roosevelt Captain Brett Crozier ‘Fell Well Short of What We Expect’

The Navy won’t return the ousted captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt to the aircraft carrier that was hit hard by the coronavirus, after an investigation that brought sharp criticism to top officials for not acting fast enough to get ahead of the outbreak. Captain Brett Crozier will retain his rank but won’t return to … Read more Navy Admiral Says USS Roosevelt Captain Brett Crozier ‘Fell Well Short of What We Expect’

McCarthy: States Must Request Removal of Confederate Statues at the U.S. Capitol

Republicans on Capitol Hill are responding to calls to remove confederate statues from the US Capitol and rename military bases named after Confederates who fought in the Civil War. A GOP-led Senate panel approved a plan by Sen. Elizabeth Warren that would remove the names of Confederate figures from military bases and other Pentagon assets. … Read more McCarthy: States Must Request Removal of Confederate Statues at the U.S. Capitol

Gen. Mark Milley Says It Was a ‘Mistake’ to Join Trump on Walk to Church

Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation’s top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church. He said his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” “I should not have been there,” the … Read more Gen. Mark Milley Says It Was a ‘Mistake’ to Join Trump on Walk to Church

Pelosi: Confederate Symbols ‘Have to Go’ from Capitol, Bases

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that it’s time to remove symbols honoring Confederate figures from the U.S. Capitol building and military bases as the pandemic and racial unrest force a national reckoning with racial discrimination. “These names have to go from these bases and these statues have to go from the Capitol,“ Pelosi said … Read more Pelosi: Confederate Symbols ‘Have to Go’ from Capitol, Bases