U.S. Army Forces in Europe: 1991-1997
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The fall of the Berlin Wall and the unification of Germany were the beginning of a serious impact on U.S. Army force planning strategists. Further complications were added with U.S. support of the Conventional Forces in Europe agreement. The National Command Authority confirmed to our NATO allies that the U.S would not abandon the defense in Europe. Yet the Congress of the U.S. took quick measures in the defense establishment by limiting the end strength of the Army by the year 1997. The end strength reductions were quickly followed by a drastic cut in the Armys budget. Facing these complex constraints, and a build up for a pending war in the Middle East, Army force planners are poised with some very complex problems. This paper addresses some of these problems and offers a solution that seems to best fit out national interests in Europe.
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