Panel signs off on most base closures


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From MSNBC.com:
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Surprise votes to keep major Army base, two Navy bases open

WASHINGTON - Disagreeing with the Pentagon on several key requests, the U.S. government's base closing commission voted Wednesday to keep open two New England Navy bases as well as an Army depot in Texas.

Commission Chairman Anthony Principi declared that Portsmouth shipyard at Kittery, Maine, and Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., “will remain open” – rejecting Pentagon plans that New England officials said would damage the economy in their region.
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