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.
Germany, which has kept its military on a tight leash since World War Two, has struggled with the notion its army involved in a "war" in Afghanistan. But Chancellor Angela Merkel and Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg used ... Read Post
Germany has called for Europeans fighting the Assad regime in Syria to be temporarily barred from re-entering the EU - amid fears they could return as 'homegrown terrorists'.The German government has claimed as many as 700 Europeans... Read Post