Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the changes to America's force posture in Europe announced today:
"The Administration's plans to redistribute U.S. forces across Europe are complex and will have long-lasting consequences. While some of the proposed moves clearly have merit, other aspects - such as an arbitrary limits to the number of troops stationed in certain countries -- remain troubling. It is essential that we consult closely with our NATO allies on any changes. Our Committee will continue to engage with the Department of Defense as these plans evolve."