Senators from both sides of the passage questioned the Secretary of State on Thursday Mike PompeoMichael (Pike) Richard PompeoHillicon Valley: Home panel grills for tech CEOs over-anticipated antitrust hearing | TikTok makes the code public because it pushes against “misinformation” | The House Intel panel expands access to foreign evidence of misinformation. Defense at night: US to withdraw 11,900 troops from Germany Soldier change will cost ‘several billion dollars’ Legislative deployment plan | Short says he did not discuss the alleged amounts with Putin. The short administration is imposing new sanctions on Syria MORE on the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Germany, criticizing the move as alienating the Allies and weakening the U.S. in the face of Russia and China.
The Pentagon announced Wednesday that it is moving further President TrumpDonald John Trump’s government approval ratings are declining when in COVID-19 cases, Mount Gohmert says he will take hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment by the Virginia governor.A previous call to move about 12,000 U.S. troops from Germany is expected, with more than half expected to return to the U.S. and the rest to be deployed in Europe.
Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have expressed concern about Pompeo’s decision.
Jos. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGOP hunts Plan B as coronavir talks crash into border defenses overnight: US withdraws 11,900 troops from Germany | Soldier change will cost ‘several billion dollars’ Legislative deployment plan | Short says he did not discuss the alleged amounts with Putin’s lawmakers. Short plans to withdraw 11,900 troops from Germany MORE (R-Utah) said he had spoken to top levels of the German government, who said they had “insulted Germany” for the US to withdraw troops from the country.
“I have no idea when we need to get involved with our friends and allies so that we can collectively oppose China that we want to offend them,” he told Pompeo.
Romney is one of the most famous Republican critics of Trump and called the initial announcement of the withdrawal of troops a “serious mistake” and a “secret face” for the allies the United States must overcome between China and Russia.
Jos. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenOn Money: Meadows says benefits will end as negotiators try to agree | Short opted for short – term pact Fed rates are approaching zero as the economy is hit by a coronavirus. Hill Coronavirus Report: Rep. Freddie Upton says it’s “tragic” to see Americans reject masks, social alienation; Russia says it will approve the COVID-19 vaccine by August. Middle. The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Top Technology Leaders Testify on Notebook Antitrust Hearings MORE (DN.H.), who is also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, pressured the secretary as to whether alienated Germany was ignored and whether the U.S.’s ability to deter Russia was threatened.
I do not understand whether this was a consequence of diplomatic alienation with Germany – which is the largest and richest EU country, a former historical, strategic ally – has this been taken into account as well? “Shahein said.
The secretary denied that Germany was no longer a front line and said the US had consulted with NATO over a decision to move troops.
“I am very convinced that our mission to deter Russia, NATO’s mission to deter Russia, we are still capable of doing it,” the secretary said.
Still you. Rob PortmanRobert Jones Portman’s Senate report says Russian oligarchs are evading U.S. sanctions by buying big tickets for works of art. Twitter investigates subscription service The bill will give the SSD cyber agency the power of subpoenas. The draft defense expenditures adopted by the Senate contain a clause granting the summoning power of the SSD cyber agency MORE (R-Ohio), expressing support for the decision to relocate troops from Germany, expressed concern over 6,400 American troops expected to return to the United States
“I think taking the troops out of Germany is a good idea if they stay in Europe,” he said, calling for troops to be deployed to Poland, the Baltic states and Eastern Europe.
“I agree that Germany is not the right place for the number of troops we have; it should be closer to where the action is and, in fact, to the countries that are currently most at risk, ”he said.
Pompeo said the U.S. has not yet finalized a defense cooperation agreement with Poland and has given the Department of Defense a location for these redeployed troops.
Short last month announced his hopes to sign a defense cooperation agreement with the Polish president during a visit to the White House.