NYT reports that the US

NYT reports that the US is considering substantially reducing the number of troops stationed in Germany. (Curiously, there is no mention of this on the DoD homepage.) Sounds like a reasonable move to me, although I’d like to know more details. While it makes sense to have troops forward-deployed in Europe, having an entire Army corps plus several Air Force bases headquartered there seems a bit much over a decade after the Cold War. Having deployed from Germany for Gulf War I, I can attest to the logistical headaches inherent in trying to move troops and equipment rapidly out of a high population density country with extremely narrow roadways.

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