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U.S. Forces in Germany Put on Alert in Exercise

May 22, 1987|From Reuters

BONN — Troops and tanks of the U.S. Army Fifth Corps, taking part in a military exercise, were put on alert across three West German states at dawn Thursday, a West German Foreign Ministry statement said.

It said the one-day maneuver, designed to test combat readiness, included tank and mechanized units and involved 21,400 troops.

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