RUMSFELD WANTS 100 BASES SHUT

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is planning to cut at least 100 of the nation's 425 military bases," reports the Los Angeles Times. That's "more closures than in the four previous rounds of base closures combined.""Rumsfeld is expected to submit to the congressional Base Closure and Realignment Commission a plan to shutter as many as one-third of Army bases, one-quarter of Air Force bases and a smaller percentage of Marine Corps and Navy bases."The cuts -- if Congress agrees to them -- would begin in 2005.(via Atrios)

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