Slogan at Ramstein Airbase near Landstuhl, in the west of Germany. Ramstein is the biggest American forces airbase outside the US (source: dpa)

Potential threats to Europe may not stop reductions in US forces

The United States, suffering from global overstretch, continues to reduce its military forces in Europe. It can be argued that American troops on the continent are as important for transatlantic security today as they were during the Cold War (1947-1991), albeit for different reasons. What has not changed is Europe’s geopolitical significance. From the Arctic to the Maghreb, from the Caucasus to the Levant, the continent borders on some of the most important conflict areas in the world.

The stationing of substantial United States forces helped underwrite the stability Europe needed to achieve economic prosperity after World War II. From Washington’s point of view, there are still bene...

Unlock the report
8.95 EUR
Secure, instant payment by credit card
 Luke Coffey
The reduction in US ground forces in Europe has been matched by significant cutbacks in the air component
read more about it in the report
Who will benefit?
  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
  • Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possible effects of current decisions.
By clicking "I Agree" below, you acknowledge that you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. Feel free to check out our policies anytime for more information.
I agree