Some of the B-52 sites in Pennsylvania are among the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
But they are also among the sites that the Obama administration is trying to shutter because they are in a conflict zone.
The sites include the Bologna airport, the largest airfield in Europe, the main air hub for international flights, and other historic landmarks, such as the famed Eiffel Tower and the Grand Canyon.
The White House said the sites are under attack because they’re being used to transport weapons or material.
But the Department of Defense said there’s no evidence that the sites pose a threat.
In fact, the White House says the U.S. has conducted hundreds of inspections of sites since 2011.
But that doesn’t mean the sites have to be shut down.
Some of them are being used as a base for international arms sales, which could include weapons and materials for the U to use against Iran, Syria, and others.
The site at the end of the runway in Bolognese is used for the transfer of munitions to Turkey.
The site at Chantilly airport is used as the site for U.N. humanitarian convoys.
The U.K.-based nonprofit Open Rights Group said the Buggles’ decision could set a dangerous precedent.
“We believe that the decision to close down the Bognese airport, and the decision not to close the Bugeyski airport in Romania, are a step towards a possible regime change in Romania and Bulgaria,” the group’s chief executive, Richard Murphy, said in a statement.
“These closures could lead to the destruction of critical sites like the Bugeski airport and the Chanty airport, which are in areas where they have a military presence.”
Bugslebke airport in Bruges, France, is one of the sites where the Bugslebeks used to be used as staging area for international weapons shipments.