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2 Army brigades to leave Europe in cost-cutting move

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/01/2012

Greg Jaffe

FORT BLISS, Tex. The Obama administration has decided to remove two of the four U.S. Army brigades remaining in Europe as part of a broader effort to cut $487 billion from the Pentagon's budget over the next decade, said senior U.S. officials.

The reductions in Army forces, which have not been formally announced, are likely to concern European officials, who worry that the smaller American presence reflects a waning of interest in the decades-long U.S.-NATO partnership in Europe.

Top Pentagon officials have sought to allay the concerns by telling their NATO allies in private meetings that the United States will continue to rotate Army units through Europe on training missions to augment the presence of the remaining two brigades.

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"2 Army brigades to leave Europe in cost-cutting move", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 27/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/2-army-brigades-to-leave-europe-in-cost-cutting-move