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Europe Americans who stopped train shooter boost US military image in Europe

While the three Americans, two military and one civilian, who tackled a suspected terrorist on a European train are being heralded for heroism, Europe's view of the US military is already more positive than many think.

Michel Euler/AP

“Behaving like military” can be a loaded comment in Europe. Twelve years after the US invaded Iraq – to the outrage of many European nations, first among them France – the political impact still reverberates. Just recently Jeremy Corbyn, vying to lead the Labour Party in Britain, said that if elected he will issue a public apology over Britain’s participation in the Iraq war 12 years ago.

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