Here’s reason number 101 for why we shouldn’t stick our noses in everyone’s business.
The U.S. Army just wrapped up shipping its last tanks home from Germany. That’s right, almost 70 years after World War II, we’ve finally pulled the last of our tanks out of Germany. (Story here.)
On the bright side, at the height of our troop deployments there, we had right at 6,000 tanks in Germany.
Nothing like defending a country that we spent millions of dollars and years and years to defeat. Speaking of which, this seems to sound like our situation in Japan. Oh, and in South Korea. Oh, and in Kuwait.
Since I’ve almost given up on convincing my fellow Americans to become okay with a more British-like, post-World War II situation where we downsize our forces and leave everyone alone, I’m wondering if I can get people on board with charging these countries for providing for their defense?
After all, we’ve got to be one of the only countries in history who hasn’t used their military for conquest. (Hat tip on this story goes to Brandon Friedman.)
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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