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Saber Junction 2012 [Image 3 of 9]

Saber Junction 2012 [Image 3 of 9] (Photo credit: DVIDSHUB)

By Dr. John R. Deni, Strategic Studies Institute

In fact, the primary purpose of U.S. forces in Eu­rope today is to build interoperability and military capability within and among America’s most capable and most likely future coalition partners through se­curity cooperation activities like exercises and train­ing events. This shift in purpose means that U.S. force presence in Europe is no longer—if indeed it ever was—a useful tool in extracting a greater commitment to increased defense spending on the part of America’s European allies.http://t.co/o8qClsXf