2005 CPEO Installation Reuse Forum Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 9 May 2005 06:40:49 -0000
Reply: cpeo-irf
Subject: [CPEO-IRF] Rumsfeld projects fewer closures
Rumsfeld says base closings to be scaled down

Cape Cod Times
May 7, 2005

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon now foresees a much smaller round of base
closings and consolidations, saying it has only half as much surplus
space as previously estimated, according to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

That is likely to make the politically touchy subject of base closings
less difficult for the Bush administration, although any closures cause
angst among the affected communities and their representatives in
Congress. Cutting surplus capacity saves billions for the Pentagon.

Rumsfeld is to submit his list of recommended closures and realignments
to the independent Base Realignment and Closure Commission no later than
May 16, and the commission is required by law to submit its final report
to President Bush by Sept. 8.


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