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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.

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Matter for Congressional Consideration

Matter Status Comments
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.
Closed - Implemented
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.

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