DoD to Abandon 15 Military Bases in Europe
Fifteen military bases across Europe will no longer be used by US armed forces, saving Washington $500 million every year, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday.
 
"The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some US infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations. These actions… will save the U.S. government approximately $500 annually," the statement said.
 
The UK, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and Portugal will see partial and full closures of bases, consolidation and closures of US facilities, as well as reduction in duty and civilian personnel.
 
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