The Nation: The Forgotten Seventh Army

ON a visit to Germany last month, Army Chief of Staff General William C. Westmoreland offered some cheering words to U.S. troops. "You are now the first priority in my book," he told a Seventh Army unit at Gelnhausen. Such reassurance came none too soon for the Seventh, which stayed on in Europe at the end of World War II and has served for more than two decades as the bulwark of NATO's ground troops. With a strength of approximately 180,000 men, the Seventh will soon be the largest U.S. force overseas; troop strength...

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