More Military Base Closings Likely

Congress clears the way for another round of up to 100 controversial military base closings.

October 9, 2004, 1:00 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"Pentagon officials have talked about shutting the equivalent of at least 100 of the nation's 425 bases, more than in the four previous rounds of base closures combined. The money saved would be used for modernizing the military, the Pentagon has said.A recent report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, found that the military had 24% excess base structure... Congress moved toward clearing the way Friday for the Pentagon to proceed with another round of controversial military base closings, averting an election-year showdown with President Bush over the issue."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Saturday, October 9, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times


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