Sunday, October 9, 2011
Why the US has military in Germany and Japan.
After WWII, the US set up bases in Germany. They kept them as strategic points for all europe based actions such as NATO missions. These bases are perfect for transporting troops or supplies to or from Iraq because Germany is right in the middle of Europe.
The reason the US has military in Japan is because after WWII, it was decided that Japan was not allowed to have a military at all. So the US military is Japan's defense since the end of WWII and it is still today.