The United States Constabulary was created specifically to assist the American military government to restore law and order to a war torn country and provide for the security of the German population.
In the words of then Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, â€śIt is the view of the American government that the German people â€¦ be given the primary responsibility â€¦ to manage their own internal affairs in a democratic way, with genuine respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and win their way back to an honorable place among the free and peace loving nations of the worldâ€?.
In its newfound role as an occupying force, the United States Constabulary brought stability and security to the American Zone of Occupation and enabled Germany to emerge as a democracy. They helped to win the peace. They were the Forgotten Peacekeepers.
Forgotten Peacekeepers contains numerous first-hand accounts and photographs of the constabularyâ€™s post-war activites.