by War News Updates Editor @ War News Updates: Why Are U.S. Troops Still Stationed In Europe? Why Are American Troops Still Stationed In Europe? -- Doug Bandow, Forbes REGENSBURG, GERMANY—Washington has sharply reduced the number of American combat forces in Europe since the end of the Cold War, but a large U.S. military footprint remains. The Soviet “Evil Empire” has collapsed, Eastern Europe has switched sides, and America’s European allies now possess a collective GDP and population larger than the U.S. Why are American military personnel still stationed on the continent? Regensburg once was a Roman garrison town and is a celebrated tourist site. More important for Americans, nearby sits the U.S. Army’s Hohenfels training facility. Read more ....Why Are American Troops Still Stationed In Europe? - Forbes My Comment: I agree with the above question .... why are American troops still stationed in Europe? If the roles were reversed .... Russian troops in eastern Europe .... we would all be asking ourselves .... what is that all about. But in this case .... the Russians are smarter. They are not spending (and wasting) money on defending Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, etc .... we are. Having spent twelve years serving in France, Germany, and Austria, I've been asking the same question for more than 30 years!!!!!