This book examines contemporary socioeconomic problems created by the stationing of U.S. troops in West Germany. It analyzes the sociological dynamics of the military relationship, clarifying their effect on the political and diplomatic relationship between the two nations.
Introduction: The FRG-U.S. Security Relationship 1. The Structure of NATO and U.S. Forces in Europe 2. The Demographic Composition of U.S. Forces in West Germany 3. U.S. Forces and West German Public Opinion 4. The Nexus of Morale Factors 5. Alcohol and Drug Abuse 6. Crime and Indiscipline 7. Race Relations 8. Discrimination 9. Terrorism 10. Poverty Problems and Outmoded Facilities 11. Reflections and Conclusions on Morale Factors 12. The West Germans and the All-Volunteer Force 13. U.S. Forces and West German Security