NATO: Orange v. Blue in Bavaria

In maneuvers, at least, a winner

Opposing waves of mammoth tanks maneuvered for position on Bavaria's rain-drenched farm lands. Mechanized units of infantrymen clattered through gingerbread villages, clashing for control of strategic bridges and road junctions. Overhead, missile-bearing Cobra helicopters and F-4 Phantom jets thundered across the skies, "firing" at one another and at targets on the ground.

For ten grueling days that ended last week, a mock combat raged in southern Germany between two opposing powerful military forces: the "invading" Orange and the defending Blue. Code-named Carbon Edge, the "war" was a NATO military exercise involving more than 50,000 troops, 4,000...

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