WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — The U.S. military will divest an air base in Britain and return it and 14 other facilities in Europe back to their home nations, the Pentagon said on Thursday, in a bid to save the U.S. government about 500 million U.S. dollars annually. The restructuring will pull thousands of U.S. military and civilian personnel out of the 15 sites mostly in the United Kingdom and Germany over several years, the Pentagon said in a statement. Read full article.
Phi Beta Iota: Kudos to OSD for finally seeing the light. It’s a start. We should actually be closing most bases across Japan, Korea, and Germany while creating an air-mobile Army, a long-haul Air Force, and a 450-ship Navy.