Friday, June 17, 2005

Senate Leaders Satisfied on BRAC Closings Supoena

From the AP comes word that the Pentagon Satisfies Senate on Base Closings. Under subpoena from a Senate committee, the Defense Department has provided enough information on the military base closing process to satisfy Senate leaders, so no further legal action will be taken, senators said Friday.

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., in a letter to acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, said that while they haven't gotten all the data requested, the thousands of pages they received helped them better understand how the department made decisions to close military bases. Lawmakers hope DOD information may be useful in preventing base closings at the submarine base Groton, CT and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.


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