Accession Number : ADA309463

Title :   Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC): A Critical Look.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hobbs, Robert A.

PDF Url : ADA309463

Report Date : 05 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The United States adopted the BRAC process as a national strategy to resolve the political, economic and military issue of excess base capacity. The excess capacity was created by the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the U.S. victory in the cold war. These events quickly lead to the demand for peace dividends and the downsizing of the military, and a shift of money to other programs. The savings from closing excess bases according to the Government Accounting Office (GAO) based on the twenty year net present value of savings from the Department of Defense's (DOD) recommendations will be 17.3 billion dollars, with annual recurring savings of almost 1.8 billion dollars. The intent of this article is to take a critical look at BRAC to determine how the process has worked and how it could be improved.

Descriptors :   *BASE CLOSURES, USSR, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY FACILITIES, UNITED STATES, STRATEGY, ACCOUNTING, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), COLD WAR, SAVINGS, MONEY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE