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Military Base Closures: Implementing the 2005 Round [Updated June 1, 2005]   [open pdf - 105KB]

"On November 15, 2002, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld issued a memorandum to senior staff regarding the implementation of the new base realignment and closure (BRAC) round authorized by Congress in 2001. He emphasized that, as part of the Department of Defense's transformation initiative, 'new force structures must be accompanied by a new base structure,' and added that 'BRAC 2005 should be the means by which we reconfigure our current infrastructure [bases] into one in which operational capacity maximizes both war fighting capability and efficiency.' He, then, directed that the process begin immediately. It was, in effect, the formal launching of DOD's 2005 base closure implementation process."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32216
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2005-06-01
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