US soldiers arrive in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 2008. Photo: DPA
US soldiers arrive in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 2008. Photo: DPA
Germany

Germany welcomes Joe Biden’s freeze on US troop withdrawal

  • Donald Trump had set in motion plans to reduce the US troop presence in Germany, a cornerstone of Nato security since the start of the Cold War
  • Trump’s decision was seen as linked to his tense relationship with Angela Merkel and his frequent complaints that Germany spent too little on defence

US soldiers arrive in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 2008. Photo: DPA
US soldiers arrive in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 2008. Photo: DPA
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