Discussing why the U.S. will remain in the FRG for the foreseeable future, this book examines the U.S. military presence in Germany. It shows how that presence has affected the development of the political and diplomatic relationship between the two countries.
Introduction: The Protracted American Military Presence in Germany 1. Military Occupation, 1945–1949 2. Semi-Sovereignty, 1949–1955 3. Consolidation and Normalcy, 1955–1967 4. Deterioration, 1967–1973 5. The AVF, 1973–1985 6. Conclusion: The Care and Maintenance of a Politico-Military Relationship