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Mark Esper Announces Pentagon’s Plan for Troop Drawdown in Germany; Gen. John Hyten Quoted

Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, announced that DoD intends to withdraw 11,900 troops from Germany in support of U.S. European Command’s plans to reposition those personnel to other locations in line with the implementation of the National Defense Strategy.

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US Afghan Commander John Allen Nominated to Head NATO, EUCOM

Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, commander of international coalition forces in Afghanistan, has been nominated NATO’s supreme allied commander and commander of U.S. European Command, Stars and Stripes reports. According to John Vandiver’s report, Allen would take over NATO and EUCOM in the spring, pending confirmation from the Senate. The …

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Report: Gen. John Allen To Head European Command

Marine Corps Gen. John Allen is expected to leave his current post as top commander in Afghanistan and take over as head of U.S. European Command early next year, the Washington Post reports. According to the Post, Navy Adm. James Stavridis, current head of European Command, has been asked to …

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