Army permanently stationing new forces in Germany

By Ashley Tressel / September 12, 2018 at 11:10 AM
U.S. Army Europe is reaffirming its commitment to NATO and deterring Russian aggression by adding 1,500 soldiers to its forces in Germany, the command announced this month. The addition of permanently stationed forces follows direction in the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to increase the Army's numbers. The appropriate balance of forces in Europe has been the subject of debate in recent years, with lawmakers weighing the possibility of permanent basing and commanders emphasizing the benefits of the...

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