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New German government wants U.S. nukes out

New German government wants U.S. nukes out

Reuters has printed excerpts from the coalition agreement between German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle‘s free democrats, which includes the following paragraph:

we will strive within (NATO) and with our American allies for a withdrawal of the last U.S. nuclear weapons from Germany.’ 

An estimated 20 nuclear bombs are still based in Germany, a holdover from the United States’ Cold War deterrence strategy. 

Hat tip: Joe Cirincione