Defense cuts: Start by cutting what's not needed

  • Article by: Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer Editorial
  • Updated: June 17, 2013 - 10:43 AM

The Pentagon says it doesn’t need them, can’t afford to maintain them. Two congressional panels say you’re stuck with them. At a time of federal budget squeezing, the Defense Department’s effort to close installations rendered unnecessary by troop drawdowns has hit a political wall.

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