Urban Sprawl Advances On American Military

The American military finds itself surrounded at home by urban sprawl.
December 3, 2003, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Military bases throughout the country, many of which were once located in isolated areas, now find themselves enveloped by the inexorable spread of suburbs whose residents then complain about noise from planes or artillery, dust and danger of accidents... 'Military installations are major economic engines and development has been crowding closer and closer and closer, sometimes to the point that either the mission has to cease or the base has to close. This is what uncontrolled urban sprawl is doing to us throughout the country,' the official said."

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Published on Thursday, November 27, 2003 in Reuters
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