Colonel John S. Kolasheski, USA
Military Fellow, U.S. Army
U.S. military strategy and the conduct of war; technology in modern warfare; Security Force Assistance; recent operations in the war on terrorism.
While there was some early discussion on where to base the command (continental United States, Africa, or Germany), its current location in Germany has the existing infrastructure, transportation links, housing, schools, and health facilities to support its personnel, employees, and family members. Any future rebasing discussions will need to take into account a cost-benefit analysis—and in a time of fiscal uncertainty, the cost might be prohibitive.
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