World War II ended in 1945, and America quickly became involved in the Cold War. The Cold War ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. But, for some strange reason, there still remain 40,000 American troops along with their 100,000 dependents guarding the line against–Who or What? Exactly, why does Europe require the presence of these soldiers and their dependents? Who is going to attack Germany or France or Italy? Oh, I forgot, we must be on guard against an assault by forces of the Tooth Fairy.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced that two brigades would be leaving Europe. Why the heck are any American troops in Europe? Bring them all home, and save some money!