U.S. Soldiers Must Battle On—Without Burger King

Daily News Article - March 20, 2017


1. How will meal options for U.S. troops deployed to Poland as part of a NATO force differ from options available to them in Iraq and Afghanistan?

2. How did the 2nd Cavalry’s Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Muhlenbeck explain the decision? Be specific.

3. a) Define the following as used in the article:

b) Who is Ben Hodges? - What did he say about the menu for Poland?
c) How did Gen. Hodges explain the reason for this decision?

4. Why did Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan in 2010, order the closing of Burger King at bases in that country?

5. a) Why are U.S. troops being deployed to Poland?
b) Do you think prohibiting fast food outposts from operating during the deployment is a good idea for the reasons stated? Explain your answer.