Drawing down troops in Europe is not a Peace Dividend.
Those of us old enough to remember, having two armored divisions forward based in Europe does have an impact on the world's balance of power.
Removing the remaining brigades will not enhance our national security, nor reduce the costs of maintaining the peace. Maintaining the peace means having a reliable force or enough substance, with the logistics and transportation necessary to provide a quick response.
Speaker Gingrich either does not understand the role our forces around the world play, or is again victim of his own intellectualism. By the way, I don't believe in Man Made Global Warming, either.