First came tanks, now troops: U.S. Army seeking new bases in Europe

As it was expected, first happened massive deployments of tanks and military material, and now U.S. Army is planning to deploy thousands of troops to Europe. The army newspaper Stars and Stripes reports, that the U.S. Army is scouting locations in Germany for potentially basing more soldiers in Europe. 

A team from U.S. Army Europe visited two facilities in northern Germany, according to Stars and Stripes. German officials said the Army told them it was considering putting as many as 4,000 soldiers there. 

“The purpose was to assess the sites if there was growth in permanently assigned U.S. Forces in Germany,” USAREUR said in a statement. “At this time no decisions have been made; we are engaged in prudent planning only.”

New U.S. bases are planned to the towns of Fallingbostel and Bergen in Germany, which are relatively rural areas with nearby training ranges and about 100 miles from the port of Bremerhaven, a key logistical node for the Army. 

DONi News Agency

According to: Stars and Stripes

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