Today I can still remember being recalled on alert status in central Germany in September 1983 when North Korea shot down KAL 700, and pretty much everybody in the US Army Europe thought we were about to go to war. It was a scarey feeling.What I also remember was watching the company of German Leopard tanks attached to the US 4/73 Armored Battalion pull up into Panzer Kaserne in Boeblingen FRG, attaching themselves to the 1st Infantry Division (forward) as required by treaty and under NATO war plans.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will visit Germany, Estonia and Belgium from June 22-26 to discuss a number of questions, including "challenges from Russia", the Pentagon reported on its official website.
U.S. Army Capt. Christopher Harris, assigned to 10th Air & Missile Defense Command, moves through an obstacle during U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge examination in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 20, 2012. U.S. Army photo by...