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Military Base Closure: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues)

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Between 1988 and 1995, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission closed down 97 bases and realigned over 350 other bases. A hot button topic in the military field, base-closings is an important issue that affects not only soldiers, but ordinary citizens as well. Due to their massive economic significance for local and regional communities, military bases impact thousands of people, and thus encompass various political interests between local, state, and national levels. This reference work investigates the politics and key political figures involved in base-closing decisions, and considers various reasons why bases have been and continue to be closed down. An overview of the U.S. military base infrastructure as well as primary documents is included to help students understand the BRAC Commission process between 1988-2005. The book also analyzes the closure of overseas bases outside of the BRAC process. Ideal for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, this comprehensive handbook is the only complete reference guide to military base closings.

Between 1988 and 1995, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission closed down 97 bases and realigned over 350 other bases. A hot button topic in the military field, base-closings is an important issue that affects not only soldiers, but ordinary citizens as well. Due to their massive economic significance for local and regional communities, military bases impact thousands of people, and thus encompass various political interests between local, state, and national levels. This reference work investigates the politics and key political figures involved in base-closing decisions, and considers various reasons why bases have been and continue to be closed down. An overview of the U.S. military base infrastructure as well as primary documents are included to help students understand the BRAC Commission process between 1988-2005. Ideal for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, this comprehensive handbook is the only complete reference guide to military base closings.

Book News Annotation:

US military base closure is governed by a highly regularized process called base realignment and closure (BRAC). In this volume, Sorenson (national security studies, US Air War College) details that process and analyzes the impact of politics on how it is implemented and its effects. He examines the varying reasons for base closures, pre-BRAC processes of closure, and the 2005 BRAC process. He judges the 2005 BRAC to have fallen far short of its goals, partly through the political activities of domestic base defenders, although individual base conversions were largely successful.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

US military base closure is governed by a highly regularized process called base realignment and closure (BRAC). In this volume, Sorenson (national security studies, US Air War College) details that process and analyzes the impact of politics on how it is implemented and its effects. He examines the varying reasons for base closures, pre-BRAC processes of closure, and the 2005 BRAC process. He judges the 2005 BRAC to have fallen far short of its goals, partly through the political activities of domestic base defenders, although individual base conversions were largely successful. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Chapters in Part I include:

• Military Base Structure in the U.S.: History and Evolution

• Reasons for Base Closure

• Base Closure Process

• An Examination of the 2005 BRAC

• Conclusions and Lessons

• Part II includes profiles of key bases, affected by the BRAC process.

Part III includes the following key documents:

• A list of bases closed by BRAC by year and state.

• Civilian jobs impacted by BRAC.

• A chronology of the 2005 BRAC round. This user-friendly resource offers students and general readers alike a complete assessment of military base-closings and their effects on our society.

Synopsis:

This one-of-a-kind reference book investigates the current state of U.S. military bases and examines the wide-ranging implications of the base-closure and realignment debates and policies.

Synopsis:

Between 1988 and 1995, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission closed down 97 bases and realigned over 350 other bases. A hot button topic in the military field, base-closings is an important issue that affects not only soldiers, but ordinary citizens as well. Due to their massive economic significance for local and regional communities, military bases impact thousands of people, and thus encompass various political interests between local, state, and national levels. This reference work investigates the politics and key political figures involved in base-closing decisions, and considers various reasons why bases have been and continue to be closed down. An overview of the U.S. military base infrastructure as well as primary documents are included to help students understand the BRAC Commission process between 1988-2005. Ideal for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, this comprehensive handbook is the only complete reference guide to military base closings. Chapters in Part I include:BL Military Base Structure in the U.S.: History and Evolution BLReasons for Base Closure BLBase Closure Process BLAn Examination of the 2005 BRAC BLConclusions and LessonsBLPart II includes profiles of key bases, affected by the BRAC process. Part III includes the following key documents:
  • A list of bases closed by BRAC by year and state.
  • Civilian jobs impacted by BRAC.
  • A chronology of the 2005 BRAC round. This user-friendly resource offers students and general readers alike a complete assessment of military base-closings and their effects on our society.
  • About the Author

    DAVID S. SORENSON has taught national security and military affairs for over 25 years at Denison University, the Mershon Center at Ohio State University, and at the U.S. Air War College. He is the author of Shutting Down the Cold War: The Politics of Military Base Closure (1998).

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780275991524
    Author:
    Sorenson, David S.
    Publisher:
    Praeger Security International
    Foreword by:
    Korb, Lawrence J.
    Foreword:
    Korb, Lawrence J.
    Author:
    Sorenson, David
    Subject:
    Military - General
    Subject:
    Military Science
    Subject:
    United states
    Subject:
    Military bases, American.
    Subject:
    Military base closures -- United States.
    Subject:
    Military-General History
    Series:
    Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues
    Publication Date:
    20061131
    Binding:
    HARDCOVER
    Grade Level:
    Professional and scholarly
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    216
    Dimensions:
    9.48x6.34x.82 in. 1.03 lbs.

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    Product details 216 pages Greenwood Publishing Group - English 9780275991524 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , Chapters in Part I include:

    • Military Base Structure in the U.S.: History and Evolution

    • Reasons for Base Closure

    • Base Closure Process

    • An Examination of the 2005 BRAC

    • Conclusions and Lessons

    • Part II includes profiles of key bases, affected by the BRAC process.

    Part III includes the following key documents:

    • A list of bases closed by BRAC by year and state.

    • Civilian jobs impacted by BRAC.

    • A chronology of the 2005 BRAC round. This user-friendly resource offers students and general readers alike a complete assessment of military base-closings and their effects on our society.

    "Synopsis" by , This one-of-a-kind reference book investigates the current state of U.S. military bases and examines the wide-ranging implications of the base-closure and realignment debates and policies.
    "Synopsis" by , Between 1988 and 1995, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission closed down 97 bases and realigned over 350 other bases. A hot button topic in the military field, base-closings is an important issue that affects not only soldiers, but ordinary citizens as well. Due to their massive economic significance for local and regional communities, military bases impact thousands of people, and thus encompass various political interests between local, state, and national levels. This reference work investigates the politics and key political figures involved in base-closing decisions, and considers various reasons why bases have been and continue to be closed down. An overview of the U.S. military base infrastructure as well as primary documents are included to help students understand the BRAC Commission process between 1988-2005. Ideal for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, this comprehensive handbook is the only complete reference guide to military base closings. Chapters in Part I include:BL Military Base Structure in the U.S.: History and Evolution BLReasons for Base Closure BLBase Closure Process BLAn Examination of the 2005 BRAC BLConclusions and LessonsBLPart II includes profiles of key bases, affected by the BRAC process. Part III includes the following key documents:
  • A list of bases closed by BRAC by year and state.
  • Civilian jobs impacted by BRAC.
  • A chronology of the 2005 BRAC round. This user-friendly resource offers students and general readers alike a complete assessment of military base-closings and their effects on our society.
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