The directive concerns approximately 70 of thousands of US military personnel who are located at various bases in Europe. The appearance of such a directive is connected with radical attacks on soldiers in Britain and Canada.
The Associated Press reports that a scandalous incident with American sailors recently occurred in Turkey. Next to the American military ship, located in the port of Istanbul, the locals staged a rally. When they saw Americans dressed in civilian clothes and appearing to be fishermen, they shouted paint and put white bags on their heads to the shouts of “Yankee, go home!” It happened a couple of days after the American command did not recommend the sailors and other American military men to say that they were the American military.