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5/13/05

Department Of Defense Proposes Closing More Than 100 Bases

The Pentagon plans to close or realign nearly one in five of the country's major military installations. Defense Undersecretary Michael Wynne says the Pentagon wants to shutter 33 of the 318 major domestic military sites, and realign 29 more. Wynne says the moves are a "very important component" of transforming the military to face today's threats.

At a Pentagon news conference, Wynne said the plan promotes military cooperations, which he called "key to creating military value." He says the military will save nearly $65-billion if all the force shifts around the world are included.

The plan goes to a federal commission and then Congress and the president for approval or revision.

-AP report

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