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4/13, 12:53 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US to station additional 500 troops in Germany

The United States will permanently station an additional 500 military personnel in Germany as early as the fall of 2021, said the US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (pictured) on Tuesday after talks with his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

Austin noted that the additional personnel will be stationed in the Wiesbaden area in a bid "to strengthen deterrence and defense in Europe." Kramp-Karrenbauer stated that the US-German partnership is "intense and growing," stressing that American and German soldiers will cooperate in a number of operations.

Austin is currently on an overseas trip with plans to meet government and military officials in Germany, Israel, and the UK, as well as NATO officials in Brussels, Belgium.

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