COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel says the U.S. should examine its overseas military installations and consider whether to close bases in Europe and elsewhere.
The Republican contender said Thursday there should be a review of foreign bases, similar to the domestic efforts of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, or BRAC.
Mandel says U.S. officials could trim operations or shut down some bases in other countries without compromising the nation's security.
He didn't cite specific locations, but Mandel said foreign bases should be evaluated on what they're contributing to the U.S. mission. For instance, he suggested training at German bases could be relocated to the U.S. or elsewhere, such as Kuwait.
Mandel, a Marine veteran, is trying to unseat incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat.