Sunday, February 5, 2012

Growing Interest In Closing Overseas Bases

The Institute for Policy Studies says we could save $184 million over the next ten years by trimming our overseas bases, and this article identifies a growing bi-partisan interest in doing so.  More than 700 overseas bases not only cost money (when a serviceman is assigned over there he can bring his wife, his children, his car) but get us involved in international scrapes that could be precluded by closures.  One of the main reasons we withdrew our troops from Iraq was that nation's insistence that our men and women be subject to Iraqi justice.

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