RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany—Exactly 75 years and one week after the first American patrol crossed into Nazi Germany during World War II, hundreds of U.S. Army paratroopers descend onto German territory.
Rather than the liberation of Europe, however, these U.S. troops arrive for a simulated battle as part of an exercise called Saber Junction. The training event is designed to hone the skills that American troops need to defend allies, such as Germany, from the aggression of so-called near-peer adversaries such as Russia or China.
A U.S. Army paratrooper applies camouflage face paint prior to a simulated combat mission for the …read more
Source:: The Daily Signal