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Defense secretary declares need for closings

...needs to be done, we have to rid ourselves of excess capacity," he said. He said the nation needs to cut its defense infrastructure by about 15 percent. Congress will have to choose between paying to maintain that infrastructure or ensuring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/05/met_214204.shtml
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Cohen: U.S. must close more bases

...he doubts Congress will approve additional base cuts. "We have not ... been able to reduce the size of the defense infrastructure in proportion to the size of the force," said Mr. Skelton, a member of the House National Security Committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/07/met_207890.shtml
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