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Base closing authority questioned

A top lawyer for the base closure commission is questioning whether the Pentagon has the legal authority to close Air National Guard bases around the country, including Otis Air Guard Base on Cape Cod, concluding that shuttering or relocating certain units ”presents a significant policy concern or outright legal bar.” At issue is a series of recommendations made by the Pentagon in May that would result in the largest reorganization in the history of the Air National Guard, the flying units that during peacetime are under the command of state governors. Full Story

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