what is your opinon on having foreign troops on U.S soil ?
What do you think?
- Yak RiderLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
I hope they spend lots of their money while visiting here.
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 78 years ago
there have always been foreign troops on US soil
NORAD is a joint US/Canadian command
the german army air defense school is in el paso tx
there are foreign soldiers and sailors assigned to every major unit in the US military
IE: the asst division commander of the 101st airborne right now is a canadian Brig General
- 8 years ago
They come here for flight training, Ranger School, will guess Sapper School, Artillery, Armor and other schools as well....so they are here right now. The Luftwaffe has a permanent unit here for training too.....so there is a permanent Luftwaffe unit on US soil now...they have been here for years. During the Cold War we had Liasion Officers in the Soviet Union and they had them at the very least in Germany.....saw them twice...once in the PX in Frankfurt, once in the Haupt Banhoff also in Frankurt, once on the autobahn around Nuremburg...the had special plates and we were to report them if in certain areas and detain them in others.
In light of the destroyed infrastructure of West Germany post–World War II, the restrictions on aircraft production placed on Germany and the later restrictive flying zones available for training pilots, the reconstructed Luftwaffe trained most of its pilots tactically away from Germany, mainly in the United States and Canada where most of its aircraft were sourced.
During the 1960s and 1970s, a very large number of Luftwaffe jet crashes—the Luftwaffe suffered a 36 percent crash rate for F-84F Thunderstreaks and an almost 30 percent loss of F-104 Starfighters—created considerable public demand for moving Luftwaffe combat training centers away from Germany.
As a result, the Luftwaffe set up two tactical training centres: one, like those of many of the NATO forces, at the Royal Canadian Air Force base at Goose Bay; and the second in a unique partnership with the United States Air Force at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico (F-104 pilots had already been trained at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, since 1964). Both facilities provide access to large unpopulated areas, where tactical and combat training can take place without danger to large populations.
In September 2004, the Luftwaffe's chief of staff, Klaus-Peter Stieglitz, announced a reduction in its training program of roughly 20%.
On 1 May 1996, the Luftwaffe established the German Air Force Tactical Training Center (TTC) in concert with the United States Air Force 20th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, which provides aircrew training in the F-4F Phantom II. The TTC serves as the parent command for two German air crew training squadrons. The F-4 Training Squadron oversees all German F-4 student personnel affairs and provides German instructor pilots to cooperate in the contracted F-4 training program provided by the U.S. Air Force (20th Fighter Squadron). A second TTC unit, the Tornado Training Squadron, provides academic and tactical flying training, by German air force instructors, for German Tornado aircrews.
- candy gLv 78 years ago
As the US has feet on many other countries soil then the LEAST they can do is have them over for a spell or two.
How about you ask how the brits feel about having over 15 full time US bases on THEIR soil......it is not like we need your presence etc etc......you are there as it is MUTUALLY beneficial............
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- Anonymous8 years ago
I think they need to go home and stop doing terror drills with our military when they legally are not able to impose martial law. A lot of people are realizing the real reason why Russian troops are here and it isn't cool.
- The QuestionerLv 78 years ago
Well they're our allies or in the case of the Spetznaz guys that came over last summer, people with whom we have some similar interests, that are interesting to train with from what I've heard.
- 8 years ago
The U.S. always has their troops in foreign countries, so if other countries wish to do the same to the U.S, it would be hypocritical for them to be upset by it.
- cavsargetankLv 68 years ago
The cultural experience outweighs the problems. They go back and tell everyone else "Every American owns a gun and have attitude problems. Other than that, nice people."
- ?Lv 78 years ago
As long as they behave, observe local laws and other regulations, and spend a lot of their hard earned money here, I'm fine with that!!
- 8 years ago
Oh you seen Red Dawn as well lol