October 18, 2017
Defense Secretary James Mattis is calling for a new round of foreign and domestic military base closures.
In a letter to Congress, Mattis said 19 percent of DOD properties around the world are unnecessary due to advances in technology.
He added, keeping un-needed facilities open hampers military readiness.
Previous consolidation efforts have saved the Pentagon more than one billion dollars in excess costs.
House Armed Services Committee leaders have expressed support for a new round of closures starting in 2021.