FADING AWAY IN EUROPE: “After spending over half a century years in Europe, the headquarters of the U.S. 7th Army headquarters is reorganizing as a deployable unit (meaning it can be ordered to another part of the world to supervise major military operations.) . . . During the Cold War, there were over 300,000 U.S. troops in Western Europe, now it’s about 40,000, and headed for 33,000 in five years. And if there’s a crisIs somewhere else on the planet, there won’t even be an army headquarters there to command what’s left of American forces.” The Europeans will have to start thinking about defending themselves, I guess.