- The Christian Science Monitor reports "US Towns Brace for Base-Closing Wave"
- USA Today reports on how "States Challenge Pentagon on Closing National Guard Bases"
- CNN reports things may not be so dire as local interests fear in "Base Closings May Be Reduced"
- ABC gives you a picture of facts, figures, and what it means with their "Primer: Understanding Military Base Realignment and Closure"
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Washington announces the latest round of military base closings and realignments Friday morning. The impact on towns and states has been described as a "tsunami." At stake: humdreds of millions in federal dollars for local economies, population shifts as military families move out of one town for another, a ripple effect as their kids empty out of schools or create overcrowding in others. The second guessing is going strong: