U.S. President Donald Trump has declared the end of U.S. international role of a global policeman making unannounced visits to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and Germany.
U.S. state media organisation Radio Free Europe, reports that on Thursday, December 27, the U.S. President visited American troops at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.
On Wednesday, December 26, Trump paid a surprise visit to the Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq.
«We don’t want to be taken advantage of any more by countries that use us and use our incredible military to protect them. They don’t pay for it, and they’re going to have to,» the U.S. President stated and declared an end to what he called the United States’ role as a global policeman.
«We are spread out all over the world. We are in countries most people haven’t even heard about. Frankly, it’s ridiculous,» Trump added.
The U.S. federal government has decided to withdraw 2,000 forces from Syria, but Washington currently has no plans to reduce the 5 000-troop contingent in Iraq.