President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to remove 9,500 troops from Germany, the globalist nation that has taken advantage of the U.S. empire to subsidize their national defense for decades, by the end of the year.
This would still leave 25,000 troops stationed in Germany, but it would be a good first step toward putting America first, as Trump has advocated since before he was elected. The move was made official in a memorandum signed by White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien, administration officials confirmed on Friday.
Although President Trump has not been consistently non-interventionist by any stretch of the imagination, he has those instincts and has shown a keen awareness of the forces in the military-industrial complex that want him to keep U.S. troops throughout the world.
Liberty Conservative News reported last year when Trump talked candidly to the press about the existence of the military-industrial complex, and how he has to battle these forces to achieve his “America First” foreign policy:
“President Donald Trump sat down for an interview on Fox News with Steve Hilton of “The Next Revolution” where the host attempted to goad the President into supporting aggressive wars, but the hawkish host heard a different tune than he was expecting.
Hilton referenced an alleged conversation between Trump and neoconservative Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) where the two men apparently agreed on foreign military invasions but disagreed on exactly where to invade.
“Where does he want to invade, but more importantly, where do you invade?” Hilton asked the President.
Trump disagreed with the characterization that he wanted to invade any country militarily, and expressed his desire for America to triumph over other countries in trade rather than through armed conflict.
“I want to invade, if I have to, economically,” Trump said. “We have created a much stronger country economically than when I took it over… I was in Louisiana opening up a $10 billion dollar LNG plant that would have never been approved under another type of administration,” Trump said.
“We have tremendous power economically. If I can solve things economically, that’s the way I want to do it,” Trump added.
Trump doubled-down from there, explaining that despite his push for a stronger military that takes care of the troops, he wants to avoid any wars caused by the “military-industrial complex” that President Dwight D. Eisenhower once warned about before leaving office.
“Well, I’m the one that talks about these wars that are 19 years and people are just there, and don’t kid yourself, we do have a military-industrial complex. They do like war!” Trump exclaimed.”
Although Trump has a long way to go, removing nearly 10,000 troops from Germany will send a strong message that the U.S. can no longer be relied upon to police the world.