Rural City Goes On Offensive To Keep Base

Georgia community spares no opportunity to solidify support for its key employer, as Pentagon cuts loom.
August 12, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"But instead of waiting until they've landed on a closure list, communities around the US are engaging in a beauty pageant designed to make them look attractive to the Pentagon from the outset... Perhaps nowhere are local leaders digging in more deeply than Georgia, a state that has long received more than its share of military largess, thanks to a string of powerful lawmakers who haves chaired armed-services committees: Carl Vinson, Richard Russell, and Sam Nunn."

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Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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