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In light of current and foreseeable conflicts is it wise to continue with base closures?

Yes31 %31 %31 % 31.05 % (77)
No59 %59 %59 % 59.68 % (148)
I do not know6 %6 %6 % 6.85 % (17)
I have no opinion1 %1 %1 % 1.21 % (3)
Other, please list in comments1 %1 %1 % 1.21 % (3)

Total votes: 248
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Re: In light of current and foreseeable conflicts is it wise
by SEATJERKER
on May 18, 2005

Many military installations, of the land, air and sea variety, were built duirng the Cold War, and some even prior to that time. At the risk of stating the obvious, the 21st century has brought a totally different type of warfare, making some of these bases way beyond obsolete. With a finite bucket of $$ to spend on the military, the high-up decisionmakers need to be good stewards of us taxpayers' $$ and make the funds go as far as possible.


Re: In light of current and foreseeable conflicts is it wise
by Anonymous
on Jun 07, 2005
It is very difficult to say... common sense says "No"...

But, maybe there is a grand plan afoot.

Just wish I knew what it was.

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