Some Germans happy to see US troops leave

[…] “It’s good that Africom is leaving,” said one of those politicians, Tobias Pflüger, a parliament member from the left-wing Die Linke party.

“Germany should not be involved with such crimes. Considering what is happening in Somalia, it’s more than cynical how some are worried about the withdrawal’s economic impacts,” he told Foreign Policy.

[…] But Pflüger, the left-wing parliament member, said he was looking forward to more redeployments. “We don’t need a relocation of the headquarters but a total dissolution, and it must include Ramstein Air Base, too,” he said. […]

Aus: Foreign Policy, 21.08.2020

Kretschmann als US-Truppen-Lobbyist

Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann hat sich mit drei Amtskollegen aus Bayern, Hessen und Rheinland-Pfalz an US-Senatoren gewandt, um einen Teilabzug der US-Truppen zu verhindern.

Wir begrüßen ausdrücklich, wenn es zu einem Abzug der US-Truppen auch aus Baden-Württemberg kommen würde.