Mattis: 'Now is the time' for another BRAC round

By Tony Bertuca / October 17, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Defense Department is operating at 19 percent excess capacity and is urging Congress to authorize another round of base realignment and closures, according to a new report sent to Capitol Hill and obtained by Inside Defense . "Now is the time to authorize another round," Mattis writes in an Oct. 6 letter accompanying the report. "I must be able to eliminate excess infrastructure in order to shift resources to readiness and modernization." Mattis notes...

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