Amerikaner In Deutschland: Grundlagen Und Bedingungen Der Transatlantischen Sicherheit. Edited By Dieter Mahncke. Bonn: Bouvier, 1991, 638 Pp. Dm 58.00. Unterausschlus Der Öffentlichkeit? Die Deutschen In Der Golfallianz

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Amerikaner In Deutschland: Grundlagen Und Bedingungen Der Transatlantischen Sicherheit. Edited By Dieter Mahncke. Bonn: Bouvier, 1991, 638 Pp. Dm 58.00. Unterausschlus Der Öffentlichkeit? Die Deutschen In Der Golfallianz

By Michael J. Inacker
Bouvier, 1991
185 pp.
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These books look at the military roles of America in Germany and of Germany beyond. Mahncke's volume is an encyclopedic review of the factors bearing on the presence of American troops in Germany. Its authors-for example, Peter Stratmann, Gerhard Wettig, Thomas Kielinger and Josef Joffe, generally supportive of a reduced but continuing presence-are a "Who's Who" of German strategists. Inacker chronicles the Gulf War from Germany's perspective, seeking to explain both Germany's considerable supporting role and why that role was not enough. A conservative analyst who left the defense ministry just before the war to report for the influential Bonn weekly, Rheinischer Merkur, he argues for a rethinking of both German and EC security roles-an argument made stronger by the EC's parlous straits over Yugoslavia.