Joint Task Force East and Shared Military Basing in Romania and Bulgaria

Author
Plamen Pantev, Matthew Rhodes, Dorinel Moldovan
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Abstract
Joint Task Force East (JTFE), the framework for shared used of select military bases in Romania and Bulgaria, marks a major milestone in America's military presence in Central and Southeast Europe. Following previous, more limited deployments across the region, U.S. forces are poised to become long-term fixtures in both countries under renewable, ten-year agreements signed in late 2005 and early 2006. The arrangements potentially serve as representative models for similar efforts in other countries.
Topic
Security, Defense Policy
Political Geography
United States, Bulgaria, Romania