Inside the Army - July 9, 2018

New NATO readiness 'hubs' signal cooperation amid spending debate

By Tony Bertuca  
July 6, 2018 at 4:04 PM
"Burden sharing" will be a key theme at the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels this week, though President Trump will not explicitly threaten to withdraw American troops if European nations fail to pledge to increase military spending, according to senior U.S. officials who briefed reporters July 5. U.S. Representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said there are no plans to decrease or remove the approximately 32,000 U.S. troops stationed in Germany, despite media reports that Trump is considering it. "Every...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on the Trump administration's defense buildup and the response by the coming Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.

Log in to access this content.