A Dim Light Dawns
Rumsfeld reduces estimate of base closings required
Rumsfeld has been saying that the military needs to close about 25% of its current bases to save money. He has been saying this for years, based on the "conventional wisdom" of cutting costs to increase profits. Of course this attitude ignores the inconvenient facts that he isn't running a business and there isn't supposed to be a profit.
Finally someone has reminded him that part of his cost cutting was to bring US military force back from foreign bases, and if he does that, those forces need to have places to live and work.
Rumfeld is now saying that the base closings will be in the 10-12% range. This still doesn't deal with the reality that the current military is not large enough to accomplish its current missions, and needs to be expanded.
There are several varieties of mold with better planning skills that Rumfeld's Pentagon.