We have a large military presence in Germany.

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    In bases all over the place:
    Bamberg Local Training Area, Bamberg
    Barton Barracks, Ansbach
    Benjamin Franklin Village, Mannheim
    Campbell Barracks, Heidelberg
    Coleman Barracks, Mannheim
    Conn Barracks, Schweinfurt
    Dagger Complex, Darmstadt Training Center Griesheim
    Funari Barracks, Mannheim
    Germersheim Army Depot, Germersheim
    Grafenwöhr Training Area, Grafenwöhr/Vilseck
    Hammonds Barracks, Mannheim
    Heidelberg Army Airfield, Heidelberg
    Hohenfels Training Area/Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels (Upper Palatinate)
    Husterhoeh Kaserne, Pirmasens
    Kaiserslautern Military Community
    Katterbach Kaserne, Ansbach
    Kelley Barracks/Nathan Hale Depot, Darmstadt
    Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart
    Kilbourne Kaserne, Schwetzingen
    Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern Military Community
    Lampertheim Training Area, Lampertheim
    Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl
    Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt
    Mark Twain Village, Heidelberg
    McCully Barracks, Wackernheim
    Miesau Army Depot, Miesau
    Nachrichten Kaserne, Heidelberg
    Panzer Kaserne, Stuttgart
    Patch Barracks, Stuttgart
    Pulaski Barracks, Kaiserslautern
    Patrick Henry Village, Heidelberg
    Patton Barracks, Heidelberg
    Rhein Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern
    Robinson Barracks, Stuttgart
    Rose Barracks, Vilseck
    Shipton Kaserne, Ansbach
    Smith Barracks, Baumholder
    Spinelli Barracks, Mannheim
    Storck Barracks, Illesheim
    Stuttgart Army Airfield, Stuttgart
    Sullivan Barracks, Mannheim
    Taylor Barracks, Mannheim
    Tompkins Barracks, Schwetzingen
    Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Wiesbaden
    Storage Station, Mainz-Kastel
    Warner Barracks, Bamberg
    USAG Wiesbaden Military Training Area, Mainz Gonsenheim/Mombach
    USAG Wiesbaden Training Area, Mainz Finthen
    USAG Wiesbaden Radar Station, Mainz Finthen
    Anderson Barracks, Dexheim (will reopen)


    Today I had a nice chat with an exchange student from Leipzig. She was cute, well spoken, intelligent and crazier than Mascale's bedbugs.

    Over the course of my academic career both recently and 30 years ago I have met several students from Germany.

    And I am convinced that a large US military presence in the place will be a damn good idea forever to keep watch on them.
     
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    I have to say your last sentence really put me (nearly) to tears.

    I cannot believe what you wrote after 50+ years being one of your strongest allies, growing up with US soldiers & families in the barracks neighborhood. As far as i am concerned, the us troops always felt vey welcome here in germany and most of them were really sad when they had to leave.
    Contrary to your believe, almost EVERY of your mentioned barracks will be GONE until 2015 or 2020. Heidelberg and Mannheim are almost closed, Benjamin Franklin Village e.g. is now a ghost town!
    Stuttgart, Landstuhl, Ramstein, Wiesbaden and Grafenwoehr are the only remaining bases that will grow and stay for the next 30years+ i guess.

    You should really concentrate on VILLAIN countrys like north korea, the middle east region where the anti-americanism dwells and suicidebombers are raised, or china which is going to be THE superpower in 2020+. This is the real threat.

    A heartbroken german.
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    markus,

    ordinary americans can only think in 1 dimension. german=nazi=killer of 6 million jews in auschwitz, this thing won´t change so quick. I made this expierience here several times. But Baruch is one of the more sophisticated guys here, his posts aren´t usually that bad.

    Sometimes i´ve got the feeling that an ordinary american has some buttons in his head, which give standars answers and opinions to several keywords and there is no way to make them to a rethink. They way they discuss and finding arguments has sometimes more to do with a pavlov´s reflex than with a foundet, based and well-skilled thinking process. But we have to take them as they were. Let´s go ahead by making a good example.

    Mr. Sauerkraut, another sometimes annoyed germanguy.
     
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    @Baruch

    Have you ever thought about what all thease bases cost the american taxpayer? I really think you´ve got other problems then keeping us under control. Closing the half of the puplic schools in your major cities because of the lack of money to pay the teachers can´t really get in common to keeping a huge military presence anywhere.
     
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    American Soldiers don't occupy Germany, they are there because the Germans want them there. If Germany doesn't want American bases anymore, do like the Iraqis did and tell us to leave. Germany makes alot of money from the American Military members.
     
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    Thats not true, I don't think that way. I have been to Germany 3 or 4 times and from my experience Germans are a good people, I don't have any problems with them.
     
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    Do you know any Americans, or are you basing your views on internet message board members?
     
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    Your post is bullshit.
     
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    I don't think he was being overly serious, and perhaps your understanding of it is not quite accurate.

    America is crippled with horrific debts and we look at the money we're spending keeping bases in Europe and wonder why we need those bases. But, knowing the German Army, it is not surprising that you want us to stay.
     
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    We definitely need to look towards reducing our footprint in Europe. There is no viable reason for a deterent force in Europe. There is a reason to keep military medical facilities in Germany because of the combat we are conducting and it does make sense to preposition some equipement for future actions, but these should be a small percentage of what we have there.
     

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