Roughly one-fourth of the U.S. military’s infrastructure could be on the chopping block as leaders gear up for another round of base closures and realignments, a defense analyst said.
“[Defense Secretary Donald H.] Rumsfeld has told associates he wants to shutter 25 percent of military base capacity in a single round of base closures scheduled to take place in 2005,” wrote Loren Thompson of the public policy research organization Lexington Institute in a one-page position paper.
“But cutting a quarter of capacity might mean closing over a hundred of the 425 bases still scattered across the nation, and few states would be left unscathed.”
I'll say this as a retired guy...I feel bad for GI's who retired previously next to one of these 100 bases thinking they would be around forever.
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Posted by Right Brainworks, LLC at Wednesday, October 15, 2003