This is interesting.
The Money Quote:
A need for the US European command to concentrate harder on north and west Africa may explain why the US Sixth Fleet is considering moving its main base from Gaeta, in Italy, to the southern Spanish port of Rota.
Yeah, good luck with that…wonder how their latest election is going to effect this? Getting an American base in your country is a huge windfall for your economy…losing one is not good, either. Italy would sure like to keep us there, I bet.