A picture of a former US soldier is displayed at the former US army Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany. US President Donald Trump is said to have signed off on a plan to reduce the number of troops stationed in Germany from 34,500 to no more than 25,000. Photo: AP A picture of a former US soldier is displayed at the former US army Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany. US President Donald Trump is said to have signed off on a plan to reduce the number of troops stationed in Germany from 34,500 to no more than 25,000. Photo: AP
A picture of a former US soldier is displayed at the former US army Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany. US President Donald Trump is said to have signed off on a plan to reduce the number of troops stationed in Germany from 34,500 to no more than 25,000. Photo: AP
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Beijing benefits from Donald Trump Nato fallout

  • US president’s proposal to withdraw thousands of troops from Germany risks weakening strength of bloc at a difficult time with Russia and reinforces position of China

A picture of a former US soldier is displayed at the former US army Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany. US President Donald Trump is said to have signed off on a plan to reduce the number of troops stationed in Germany from 34,500 to no more than 25,000. Photo: AP A picture of a former US soldier is displayed at the former US army Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany. US President Donald Trump is said to have signed off on a plan to reduce the number of troops stationed in Germany from 34,500 to no more than 25,000. Photo: AP
A picture of a former US soldier is displayed at the former US army Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany. US President Donald Trump is said to have signed off on a plan to reduce the number of troops stationed in Germany from 34,500 to no more than 25,000. Photo: AP
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