Any closings would be limited to small bases or "tangential facilities" identified by the Pentagon.
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Communities play a larger role in thwarting the moves especially during an election year, Congressman Adam Smith said.
Closing unneeded bases and relocating troops is the best way to make the most of limited construction funding, a panel said.
Policy experts issued an open letter urging members of Congress to drop their opposition to a new round of base realignments.
The U.S. Army would save up to $5 billion from a new round of base closures, senior Army officials told lawmakers Tuesday.
The Defense Department pushed for more military base closures and Congress pushed back.
The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday added $104 billion to the proposed defense budget for 2015.
Hagel will press ahead with proposals to trim pay and benefits and close bases despite rejection by a key House committee.
Recommendations for more base closures and consolidations in Europe will be submitted to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a...
A Senate panel said it will not back the Defense Department on another round of military base closures, despite warnings that...