December 19, 2003

Pentagon completes draft criteria for 2005 base closings

By Amy Svitak, CongressDailyPM

The Pentagon this week finalized its draft selection criteria for the 2005 round of military base closures.

The draft list was sent to the Federal Register Friday and is expected to be published Monday, according to a Pentagon spokesman, which would trigger a 30-day public comment period.

The final list of criteria must be published and transmitted to the House and Senate Armed Services committees by Feb. 16. The list of draft criteria are defined by military value and other considerations, and include: