Thursday, June 21, 2012

Congress balks at BRAC

WASHINGTON -- Both the House and Senate Armed Services committees have produced spending bills that deny Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's request to set up a Base Realignment and Closure Commission next year. Panetta has said he needs to close bases and small installations to help him achieve $487 billion in congressionally mandated spending cuts over 10 years. (Source: Washington Times, 06/20/12)