You really don't know anything about military affairs, Mr. Lizard. Those foreign bases are prepositioned assets when trouble erupts. Europe's bases support operations in the middle east, Africa, and near east. Those in South Korea and Japan are to give North Korea pause and us a single, and possibly lethal, step ahead of the enemy in the North. Until you understand global politics and warfare, please don't say stupid things about closing bases willy-nilly.