The United States is reportedly examining options for a large-scale withdrawal or transportation of its forces stationed in Germany.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that the US Department of Defense was analyzing the cost and consequences of shifting either some or all 35,000 US troops to the US or Poland.
Citing anonymous sources, the paper said President Donald Trump had showed interest in shifting US forces during a White House meeting earlier in the year after he had voiced shock at the number of American troops in Germany and complained that other countries had not been contributing fairly to joint security or paying enough to NATO.
Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon, however, dismissed any suggestion of a full or partial withdrawal from Germany and described such analysis of the US troop deployments as routine.
“The Pentagon regularly reviews force posture and performs cost-benefit analyses,” he said in a statement. “This is…