The U.S. Military Presence in Germany

As German authorities continue the hunt for suspects in the foiled plot to car-bomb Americans in Germany, many might be wondering about the U.S. military presence there. Ramstein Air Base, which was reportedly the main target of the German plot, is one of the most important U.S. military bases outside of the United States and the largest Air Force base anywhere in the world, serving as a key transport hub for troops and materiel from the United States through Europe to “down-range” locations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The base has taken on greater importance in the couple of years after […]

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