U.S. Military Base in Larissa Among 21 to be Returned to Hosts

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A U.S military installation in Larissa is one of 21 bases scattered around Europe the Pentagon has decided to return to their host countries.

Almost 70 years after the end of the Second World War and as a result of cuts to defense spending, the United States plans to return 12 bases in Germany and others in Italy, Denmark, Greece, the UK and Belgium. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said that the decision to return the bases will not affect the operational capability of the U.S. Army in Europe during this particularly sensitive time in Ukraine.

None of these adjustments affects existing force structure or military capabilities, and the efficiencies will further enable US European Command to resource high priority missions,” he said. The Pentagon spokesman said the divestment would save approximately 60 million dollars per year.