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GAO reported on the prospects for reducing the costs to the government of stationing U.S. troops in Germany and the United Kingdom.
Matter for Congressional Consideration
|Congress may wish to consider the need for more detailed information from DOD concerning: (1) the costs of stationing U.S. forces in Europe and maintaining reinforcements in the United States, as well as alternative strategies for meeting the U.S. commitment to NATO; and (2) direct and indirect contributions by other NATO allies which would reduce U.S. stationing costs or the need for deploying U.S. forces in Europe.||The only apparent consideration of this recommendation was during the hearings and related activities associated with the DOD FY 1985 budget request. No further congressional action is indicated or expected.|