The Coming Base-Closure Wars

Cities and states gear up to defend local military bases amid the Defense Department's plans to eliminate nearly a quarter of the military's infrastructure.
November 30, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld aims to eliminate nearly a quarter of the military's infrastructure, which is considered surplus to the Defense Department's long-term mission of fighting terrorists and limited wars. The closures could equal all the reductions in the four previous rounds of consolidation combined.

Texas voters approved a $250-million bond to help the state retain its massive military presence. Massachusetts has unveiled a $410-million plan to defend its bases. Florida, Georgia, and Virginia are also pushing aggressive efforts to defend their bases and gain new jobs."

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Published on Monday, November 29, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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