Tester Urges Defense Secretary To Consider Closing Cold War-era Bases Overseas
Senator Jon Tester wants the Secretary of Defense to save taxpayers money — by closing Cold War-era military bases overseas. Tester is asking Secretary Robert Gates to consider reducing the number of military installations in Europe and Asia. The U.S. currently operates more than a thousand military installations on foreign soil — including 268 in Germany, 124 in Japan and 87 in South Korea.
Senator Tester says reducing America’s outdated foreign military installations is part of a responsible, long-term, bipartisan strategy for cutting debt and cutting spending. The U.S. currently operates more than 1,000 military installations on foreign soil, including 268 in Germany, 124 in Japan and 87 in South Korea. Approximately 370,000 U.S. military forces are currently deployed in more than 150 countries around the world.