The move will cost billions of dollars, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
"The conditions that existed at the height of the Cold War are now to be found only in history books."
The letter, from the governors of four German states, was sent to more than a dozen senators and representatives.
Details on the pullout of 9,500 U.S. troops from Germany have yet to be decided.
The ministry provided the figures in reply to a query from opposition Left Party lawmaker Brigitte Freihold.
The accident occurred at the Grafenwoehr training area on Wednesday.
Germany’s defense minister said a culture of right-wing extremism had been allowed to develop behind a “wall of secrecy.”
Part of Germany’s Bundeswehr military, the KSK was formed as an army unit in 1996.
The DoD said that Trump approved the withdrawal proposals presented at a White House briefing by Defense Secretary Esper.
Last week, Trump said that he is ordering a major reduction in troop strength in Germany.
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The news comes four years after the Air Force laid out initial plans for what its future fighter jets might look like.
The recent exercises were one of many the Air Force is conducting to test its Advanced Battle Management System.
A veteran of the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, he went through boot camp more than four decades ago.
Cmdr. Robert Arias is at least the third Navy commander removed from his job in recent weeks.