Military Alliances, Social Partnerships, And Operational Strategies

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December 11, 1941, President Roosevelt received news on Germany’s Declaration of War. (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-declares-war-on-the-united-states) Of course, we are aware of the history on World War II, it is safe to say that the United States and Germany did not start off as allies. As a result of Adolf Hitler’s request to Declare War on the United States of America the final outcome was not what he expected. However, it did result in a relationship and partnership that we know of today. The United States Army’s involvement in Germany over the last 76 years has been vital in all aspects to include: military alliances, social partnerships, and operational strategies. First area I will be discussing is the political variable. This will identify the responsibility that the United States Army had to fulfill in order to gain the German Governments trustworthiness and alliance. On November 15, 1947 United States Army, Europe (USAREUR) was activated in Frankfurt, Germany (https://www.usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm?https&&&www.usarmygermany.com/Units/HqUSAREUR/USAREUR_HqUSAREUR.htm) In light of USAREUR activation, 350,000 American military service members were now stationed in Germany and other parts of Europe (https://www.usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm?https&&&www.usarmygermany.com/Units/HqUSAREUR/USAREUR_HqUSAREUR.htm). Berlin requested the United States Army’s assistance in support of the Berlin Wall. Soldiers were emplaced in identified locations to support Berlin, Germany. (https://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.2569777) “The official purpose of this Berlin Wall was to keep Western “fascists” from entering East Germany and undermining the socialist state, but it primarily served the objective o... ... middle of paper ... ...d German Forces with Army Teams known as Quick Reaction Force (QRF) and Initial Reaction Force (IRF). These Teams are put together to support the German Polizei. None the less, Germany, and the United States Army worked day in and day out to keep all military, and civilian lives safe. However, for the most part, the United States Army’s purpose for residing in Germany is fading quickly. “Most Americans and some Congressmen argue that all our troops should be removed from Europe. American Generals prefer to engage in that discussion, knowing that political support for NATO remains strong.” (http://www.g2mil.com/wiesbaden.htm/) One point to remember is that the United States Army is one of the strongest forces in our nation today. Having our force in Germany closer to our allies is not only for their benefit, it also benefits us by keeping our relationships strong.

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