Lazy Hawks Blame Russia for Everything

by | Jul 30, 2020

Lazy Hawks Blame Russia for Everything

by | Jul 30, 2020

On FPF #525, I discuss Trump’s decision to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany. Washington hawks dusted off the worn-out Russiagate narrative to try to drum up fear that Trump was sacrificing the country’s security to his master Putin. Trump’s move is minor as the US will continue to deploy 24,000 troops to Germany and 10,000s of others in countries surrounding Russia. Only about 6,400 troops will be coming home; the rest will redeploy to Europe. While Trump likely decided to withdraw troops over his issues with Germany’s leader Angela Merkle. Trump bringing any number of American troops home is an improvement and may open a diplomatic window with Russia. 

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