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We are nearly gone from Europe.

Now the article refers to those remaining as hostages. But let's face we still need a few air & naval bases in Europe that need to be staff. We ain't ever gonna leave complately as we cain't count on the capability of European forces. [Example: Libya where NATO couldn't handle air requirement & had to call on US assets]

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htworld/articles/20130323.a...

American military forces in Europe continue to shrink and will, over the next few years, shrink to 30,000 troops. That’s a tenth of what it was when the Cold War ended between 1989 (when most communist governments in East Europe collapsed) and 1991 (when the Soviet Union dissolved). But the American troops won’t completely disappear and most Europeans want it that way. The American troops are hostages, to help keep the peace in a part of the world that has brought us some of the most destructive wars in history.
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"American military forces in Europe continue to shrink and will, over the next few years, shrink to 30,000 troops."


How many kids with joysticks controlling drones loaded with laser guided missles do we need? That is the question.

Now we know what all those video games were for. They were training our future military. Probably a secret government conspiracy to train future soldiers.

Art
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American military forces in Europe continue to shrink and will, over the next few years, shrink to 30,000 troops. That’s a tenth of what it was when the Cold War ended between 1989 (when most communist governments in East Europe collapsed) and 1991 (when the Soviet Union dissolved). But the American troops won’t completely disappear and most Europeans want it that way. The American troops are hostages, to help keep the peace in a part of the world that has brought us some of the most destructive wars in history.
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Muslims are going to reach critical mass in europe over the next 2 or 3 decades due to stupid immigration policies. What good are troops going to do there anyway? In my mind they already lost. I could never have imagined some group giving up their freedom and liberty with such vigor, but i see it here all the time.
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"Now we know what all those video games were for. They were training our future military. Probably a secret government conspiracy to train future soldiers.

Art "

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The government ain't that clever and certainly not able to look into
the future that well.

Now - if you thought that Pong was invented to improve the dexterity
of drunks to drive autos - that might be more like a government
program.


Howie52
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