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Service Leaders Talk BRAC
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld talk with reporters in the Pentagon, May 12, 2005, about the process by which the Base Realignment and Closure Commission has made its decisions regarding the fate of military installations across the country. The commission has the mandate to reduce excess capacity in the Department of Defense involving owned or leased properties in order to ultimately save money. Rumsfeld acknowledged it was a contentious undertaking with feelings running high in many communities, but said the decisions were necessary for the future well being of the U.S. military. Details of the recommended closures will be made public tomorrow, Friday, May 13th, during another Pentagon press briefing. Defense Dept. photo by R. D. Ward
 
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