Tomorrow, Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., will get his wish: a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Pentagon plans to close the U.S. Joint Forces Command based in Hampton Roads.
Webb, a member of the committee, and other Virginia elected officials on both sides of the aisle are fighting to save the command and the 5,722 jobs and $988.4 million in annual spending that it represents.
In August, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced plans to close the command as part of an effort to curtail military spending by $100 billion.
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Comment: Cutting the waste in DoD should be the top priority of Congress and while they are at it they should cut the completely useless US Northern Command, whose adversary is a large number of "domestic enemies." The last I checked there were about 307,006,550 domestic enemies in the US.