Saturday, July 30, 2005


U.S. Bases in Germany

We're abandoning some small ones, but still no exit strategy

Via Outside The Beltway:
US troops will pull out of 11 bases in southern Germany in 2007 as part of a shake-up of US forces around the world. The bases, mainly in Bavaria, are home to the 1st Infantry Division which will return to the US in 2006, the defence department said in a statement. It will be replaced by smaller forces able to react rapidly to new threats. Up to 70,000 US troops currently in Europe and Asia are to be redeployed in accordance with plans announced by President George W Bush last year.
It's good to see we're abandoning these small bases. It's a move which is long overdue. But what about the big ones we still have there?


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