Base closings may not be drastic

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Far fewer military bases are likely to be closed and realigned than originally foreseen, in part because of the planned shift of tens of thousands of troops from bases in Asia and Europe to the United States, according to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld said surplus base […]

Politicians worried about own back yards

Ned Cantwell: State columnist Here’s what is wrong with politics: The very nature of the beast puts the politician’s credibility in the red zone day in and day out. Case in point. There are 51 radar-evading F-117A Nighthawk stealth jets stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo. They are 20 years old. The Air […]

Closure of bases revisited

By Ken Guggenheim: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday narrowly defeated a proposal that would have delayed the next round of domestic base closings until the Pentagon determines what it wants to do with its overseas facilities. The 49-47 vote was a victory for the Pentagon, which opposes any delay in next […]