Pentagon predicts new base closures would save $2 billion annually

By Justin Doubleday / June 2, 2017 at 4:25 PM
The Pentagon is again pressing Congress to authorize a new base realignment and closure round so it can reduce excess infrastructure, but lawmakers have a familiar sense of apprehension as they weigh the Trump administration's first budget request. As part of the fiscal year 2018 request, the Pentagon wants to establish an independent commission to analyze a BRAC round for FY-21. The Defense Department estimates it will cost $822 million between FY-18 and FY-22 to analyze and begin implementing the...

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