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United States Military Forces and Installations in Europe

Author: Simon Duke
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 1989.
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Apart from a few bases relatively little is known about the size and extent of the US military presence in Europe. This book provides the raw data on what is where - something that has not been done  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Duke
ISBN: 0198291329 9780198291329
OCLC Number: 434331054
Description: 435 p. 24 cm
Contents: Part I Introduction and overview: the USA and the defence of Europe; historical background; method of analysis. Part 2 The Benelux countries: Belgium; the Netherlands; Luxembourg; overall assessment of US forces in Benelux. Part 3 Denmark and Greenland: historical background; basing agreements between the US and Denmark; US military installations in Greenland and Denmark; the future of US basing. Part 4 The Federal Republic of Germany: the occupational forces; US forces and the FRG; the role of the FRG; the nuclear axis; flexible response; the Mansfield era; the cost of basing. Part 5 France: operation FRELOC; the Donges-Metz agreement; US-French military co-operation. Part 6 Greece: historical background; base agreements between Iceland and the US; US forces in Iceland. Part 7 Italy: the base agreements; military installations in Italy; Italy and out-of-area operations. Part 8 Norway: historical background; defence agreements between Norway and the US; Part 9 Portugal: historical background; base agreements with the US; US military installations on Portuguese territory. Part I0 Spain: historical background; agreements; current basing arrangements. Part 11 Turkey: historical background; the political dimension; base agreements with the US. Part 12 The United Kingdom: historical background; agreements in 1950-52; the military role of US bases in the UK.
Responsibility: Simon Duke.


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