2005 CPEO Installation Reuse Forum Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 22 Apr 2005 15:39:24 -0000
Reply: cpeo-irf
Subject: [CPEO-IRF] National Guard closures and the governors
New base-closure wrinkle 
Hastert: States must OK Guard moves

Billy House
Arizona Republic 
April 21, 2005 

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon cannot shut down National Guard installations
or relocate Guard units without the approval of governors, who have
authority over the Guard during peacetime, U.S. House Speaker Dennis
Hastert contends.

Hastert's assertion adds a new wrinkle of uncertainty to Pentagon plans
to announce by May 16 its recommended base closures and realignments,
including some expected large-scale eliminations and realignments of
National Guard units.

"We respectfully request that any and all actions taken against Air and
Army National Guard bases without the consent of the governors of those
states be stopped immediately," Hastert, R-Ill., wrote in a March 24
letter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. 


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Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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