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I have sympathy for the criticism of Germany’s low defense spending, which does set a bad example for other member states who spend even less – it’s against Europe’s and our own interest. Moving Eucom to Belgium actually makes sense, but I find the strategic rationale for the other movements much less persuasive.
[The decision to pull nearly 12,000 troops from Germany] is all to do with Donald Trump’s deep-seated psychological hostility to Germany in general and Angela Merkel in particular. There’s no strategy.