Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that it would be “almost criminal” if Congress passed another stopgap spending measure for defense when the current one expires but said he's working with leadership to try to avoid that.
At the same time that President Donald Trump is pushing a plan to increase defense spending by 10 percent, Washington state Rep. Adam Smith says it’s time to save money by closing some of the nation’s military bases.
A U.S. House Bill calls for another round of BRAC, or base realignment and closure. That is when the Department of Defense looks at all of its military bases across the country and consolidates or closes some to save money.
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- On the Texas-Mexico border, near the small town of Del Rio, Texas, lies the 47th Flying Training Wing at Laughlin Air Force Base – where the world’s greatest military pilots are graduated, mission ready warriors are deployed, and profe...