Refueling tankers and the special operations wing from RAF Mildenhall in England were supposed to be moved to Germany. RAF Mildenhall was approved for closure in 2015 by the Pentagon but has now been put on hold. A reassessment is now in process by U.S. European Command to determine if closing the base is in the best interest of the involved countries. The reporting official did not comment on the reasons for this reconsideration. Fourteen other sites in Europe were also detailed to be shut down, and local officials in Germany are against the delay and consider it a setback.
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