Trump Approves 9,500 Troops Exit Germany: Pentagon

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to slash the US military presence in Germany by 9,500 troops, the Defense Department said on Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the move, which has sparked concerns in Berlin and in the NATO alliance, is to redeploy the troops and will “enhance Russian deterrence, strengthen NATO, (and) reassure allies”, as well as improving US strategic flexibility.