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U.S. general urges more German spending to ease military transit Andrea Shalal

BERLIN (Reuters) – Citing lessons learned from recent big military exercises, the U.S. Army’s top general in Europe urged Germany to spend more on transportation and missile defense to help it meet its NATO target of 2 percent of economic output.

U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ben Hodges told Reuters the large-scale Saber Guardian war game conducted this summer with 25,000 troops and forces from 24 countries showed progress in the logistics needed to respond to a major military threat.

Yet more needed to be done to ease the movement of military equipment and forces across Europe in the event of a real crisis, and Germany could play a crucial role, Hodges said in an interview.

Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region changed NATO’s calculations and triggered this year’s rotational deployment of more than 4,500 troops in the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as well as Poland.

 

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