Foreign News: End & Beginning

On orders from Washington, Lieut. General Manton S. Eddy, U.S. Army commander in Europe, last week reactivated the Seventh Army with himself as commanding general and headquarters in Stuttgart. This marked the end of the U.S. troops' role in Germany as an occupation force and the beginning of a fighting force to stand against Communist aggression. Eddy's command will consist at first of the 1st Infantry Division and an armored constabulary division, and will soon absorb most of the 87,000 U.S. troops in Germany. Purposes of the move were 1) to show French and Germans that the U.S. means to defend...

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