In 1981 the hostages in Iran had been released, the Russians were the bad guys, Reagan was the commander and chief, and the DM-to-dollar exchange rate was peaking at an all-time high since World War II.
The free world was in turmoil and needed someone to secure it. At least according to the lieutenant.
Spicher Air Force Base was located in a rural section of Central Germany known as the Eiffel Mountains. It was up to Sergeant Anthony Harris and the rest of the USAF Security Policemen assigned to the 44th Squadron, Delta Flight, to make sure that the world stayed free or that at least their small corner of it did.
"Gentlemen, war is hell, even in peacetime."
The lieutenant had actually once said that to the flight during guardmount, and he meant it.