The United States last month sent its largest shipment of ammunition to Europe in more than two decades.

Some 620 containers were shipped by train from a port in Nordenham, Germany, to Miesau Army Depot, the largest ammunition storage area outside the U.S.

“It’s another example of the commitment of the United States to security and stability in Europe,” Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, said.

“So it’s another way that Germany contributed to deterrence… by enabling the movement of ammunition and equipment inside Germany for the United States Army,” Hodges added.

Ammunition costs $800,000 for each shell!

While General Hodges was pandering to Germany – one of the richest nations in the world, boasting wages far higher than in this country – the Navy was deciding not to fire any practice shots from its guns on their new USS Zumwalt class of destroyers.