US to spend $100 mln to build bases in Bulgaria and Romania

photo_verybig_10862928The Pentagon is spending more than $100 million to build new military bases in Bulgaria and Romania after Obama’s administration scrapped plans for missile-defense shield in eastern Europe.

“Both of these bases illustrate great commitment to eastern Europe,” said Col. Gary Russ, Commander of Joint Task Force-East said.

The Pentagon is contemplating a $60 million facility in Bulgaria to accommodate 2,500 troops and another in Romania, estimated to cost about $50 million for 1,600 personnel.

Last month, the White House announced it no longer planned to base U.S. missiles and troops in Poland and the Czech Republic.

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