Posts tagged as withdrawal

US Troop Withdrawal: Politics Trumps Strategy

Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Pentagon has released some details of its plan to withdraw forces from Germany. The headline figure is now 11 900 troops (coyly described by the Pentagon as “more than 11 000”) compared to the total of roughly 9 500 discussed when the plan was first announced in June. Of these, around 5 600 will be redeployed In Europe, mostly to Belgium and Italy, and around 6 400 returned to…

No specific timetable for the withdrawal of Estonian soldiers from Afghanistan

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

When Estonian troops currently serving in Afghanistan will return home after the signing of the U.S – Taliban peace deal at the weekend has not yet been decided, the Ministry of Defence told ERR on Monday. “There is no specific timetable yet for the withdrawal of Estonian soldiers from Afghanistan,” Karin Kivipõld, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said. The Ministry of Defense said about 40 Estonian soldiers are…

Brexit withdrawal agreement is balanced and will ensure UK-EU cooperation – Barnier

Friday, July 19, 2019

The Brexit withdrawal agreement is balanced and will ensure cooperation between the United Kingdom and the European Union also in the future, the EU’s chief negotiator for the UK’s exit from the bloc Michel Barnier told journalists following his meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity). Karins told representatives of the media that when it comes to Brexit, Latvia and the EU have the same interests – if…

Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO, the military alliance among the United States, Europe and Canada that has deterred Soviet and Russian aggression for 70 years. Last year, President Trump suggested a move tantamount to destroying NATO: the withdrawal of the United States. Senior administration officials told The New York Times that several times over the course of…

Latvian government approves Brexit deal

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Latvian government at a closed Cabinet sitting on Tuesday approved the European Commission’s decision on signing and ratification of the agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) told LETA. According to the Foreign Ministry’s report, on November 25, 2018, leaders of 27 EU member states met without British Prime Minister Theresa May to endorse the agreement, which sets the stage…