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Ep. 1: Pentagon Wastes Billions On Underused Facilities

The Week Ahead

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A quarter of U.S. military facilities are falling apart, according to a new Senate report that comes on the heels of an unusually candid Pentagon document acknowledging about a third of Army and Air Force infrastructure is unneeded. The military could save an estimated $2 billion a year closing and consolidating facilities. But a base closing commission, or BRAC as it’s called, could trigger a huge, parochial fight in Congress over which facilities are targeted.

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