Canada The US will deploy 500 more military in Germany
Public service had 'no path' to investigate misconduct claim against Vance, says former top bureaucrat
The country’s former top civil servant told MPs today there was “no path forward” to launch a full investigation into an allegation of inappropriate conduct by Gen. Jonathan Vance when the matter was first raised three years ago. Testifying before a parliamentary committee today, retired clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick defended the way the informal allegation against the then-chief of the defence staff — raised by former military ombudsman Gary Walbourne — was handled by his office.
Germany-USA-Austin: The US will deploy 500 more Military in Germany
Berlin (Reuters ) - The United States will increase their military contingent stationed in Germany of about 500 soldiers, Tuesday announced the US Secretary to Defense, Lloyd Austin, during a visit to Berlin.
This commitment constitutes a complete turnaround with the Donald Trump project to withdraw about 12,000 American soldiers from Germany, to which the former US president reproached for not complying with his defense budget commitments in the context of NATO.
"We put an end to the planning (with a withdrawal of troops)," said Austin Lloyd at a press conference alongside his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.
"I think the assignment of 500 additional soldiers testifies to the level of our partnership and our commitment to NATO," he added.
(Sabine Siebold, French version Bertrand Boucey)
Maj. Kellie Brennan set to testify on military misconduct as probe continues .
Brennan is one of the women at the heart of allegations first reported by Global News in February about former chief of the defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance. Vance denies the allegations. Military police have since opened an investigation into the allegations, and are also investigating a separate allegation against Vance's successor, Adm. Art McDonald.