All Ready On The Eastern Front

For 60 years, since the U.S. first Army marched into Nazi Germany in 1944, America's military footprint in Europe has been in the West. Today, more than 117,000 U.S. troops remain — the largest noncombat U.S. military presence abroad. But times have changed since Soviet tanks loomed on the eastern side of northern Germany's Fulda Gap. Thirteen years after the end of the cold war, American troops are once again on the move. Thousands of troops based in Germany, Britain and other parts of Western Europe will likely be redeployed over the next few years back to the U.S. Meanwhile, new...

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