Defense Base Closure, A.M. Session

The Defense Base Closure and Realignment commission heard testimony from congressmen on military bases slated to be closed by the… read more

The Defense Base Closure and Realignment commission heard testimony from congressmen on military bases slated to be closed by the Department of Defense. To go along with plans to reduce the number of U.S. military personnel 25 percent by 1996, the Department of Defense in early 1991 proposed a list of 43 bases to be closed and 28 bases to be reduced or merged with others. The reasons for the reduction of the military were given as budget restraints and a fundamental realignment of U.S. military strategy following the end of the Cold War. In the hearing before the commission, legislators argued against closure of bases in their home districts on the basis of military strategy, economic consequences of base closure, or other reasons. Each legislator was limited to five minutes of testimony. The commission ends consideration of information on the military bases slated for closure on July first, and will submit recommendations to President Bush later in the summer. Areas involved in the hearing include bases in Hawaii, California, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and Missouri. close

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Defense Base Closure, A.M. Session

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Program ID:
18079-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Hearing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 21, 1991 | 9:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 26, 1991 | 12:54am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • May 21, 1991 | 9:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 1991 | 10:47am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 1991 | 12:54am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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