“These projects help ensure the base can support operations of US and NATO aircraft and crews,” the Corps said.
The Pentagon also operates an Aegis Ashore missile defense system at the Deveselu Military Base in the Romania’s southwest. Moscow has repeatedly expressed the concern that the facility’s MK-41 vertical launch system could easily be calibrated to fire nuclear tipped long-range Tomahawk cruise missiles at targets deep inside Russia.
What Does Romania Get?
As for ordinary Europeans, including Romanians, all they can expect from the new base at Fetesti is more noisy fighter jets flying overhead, more pollution caused by NATO’s expanded military footprint, the risk of training accidents, and the threat of local communities being targeted if tensions with Russia ever escalated into a hot war.