Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Tuesday that the U.S. will increase its military presence in Germany. This is a reversal of the Trump administration’s plan to cut the amount of U.S. troops in the country. Furthermore, it shows that the U.S. to the NATO alliance.

The U.S. will move 500 troops in a permanent change of station to the Wiesbaden area, Austin said. He added that the troops should arrive by the fall.

While many were touting this move as a counter to the Russian buildup in Ukraine, this is hardly the case. Nevertheless, the announcement gave the politicians involved something to tout as an example of toughness against Russia.

“Today, I’m happy to announce that we will be increasing the U.S. force presence in Germany,” Austin said at a news conference in Berlin.