Trump opposes new anti-missile capabilities at US base in Romania
The White House opposes the deployment of new anti-missile capabilities at the US military base in Deveselu, in South-Western Romania, arguing that their efficiency has not yet been proven and the potential effects on the population are not known.
The White House is thus against the Pentagon’s plan to equip the Deveselu base with the most recent version of anti-missile capabilities.
The message has been included in the Presidential Office's official point of view on the bill approving the Pentagon budget for the fiscal year 2018, reports local Profit.ro. The document has been sent to the Congress.
However, the Presidential Administration is willing to work with the Congress to find compromise solutions, according to the document.
The Pentagon’s draft budget allocates almost EUR 60 million for the Aegis Ashore missile defense system. However, it doesn’t mention how much of it is for the missile shield in Deveselu and how much for the similar project in Poland.