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FORT BLISS, Tex. — The Obama administration has decided to remove two of the four U.S. Army brigades remaining in Europe as part of a broader effort to cut $487 billion from the Pentagon’s budget over the next decade, said senior U.S. officials.
The reductions in Army forces, which have not been formally announced, are likely to concern European officials, who worry that the smaller American presence reflects a waning of interest in the decades-long U.S.-NATO partnership in Europe.
Top Pentagon officials have sought to allay the concerns by telling their NATO allies in private meetings that the United States will continue to rotate Army units through Europe on training missions to augment the presence of the remaining two brigades.
Originally posted by Helig
reply to post by buster2010
Cutting 100% of the forces in Europe won't overly impact the defense of the US, just its projected power across the globe which honestly is not our problem to defend. The money this will save is worth it considering the economy is still in the crapper and going nowhere fast.
Just like Obama. First cut and run from Afghanistan now Europe. He won't stop until this country is defenseless
Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by rebellender
...and having troops garrisoned in Europe aids this scenario how exactly? In no way am I advocating ignoring world events to the detriment of the safety of my nation. I just don't see the point in defending nations who, if they wished it, could defend themselves, at least long enough for U.S. military forces to arrive to aid them.