By Seth Robson and Sandra Jontz, Stars and Stripes
European edition, Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Seth Robson / S&S

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — The Department of Defense has backed a call by the U.S. Army Europe commander to retain four brigade combat teams in Europe.

The DOD’s Quadrennial Defense Review, released Monday, states “the United States will retain four brigade combat teams and an Army Corps headquarters forward-stationed on the continent.”

The brigades will remain in Europe pending a DOD review of NATO’s Strategic Concept and an accompanying U.S. assessment of its European defense posture network, the QDR states. READ MORE

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