• Reuters


A new Pentagon analysis of U.S. military bases and facilities estimates that one-third of U.S. Army and Air Force infrastructure will be unneeded by 2019, wasting resources at a time of tight budgets, a military spokesman said on Friday.

The analysis found the U.S. Defense Department overall had an excess infrastructure capacity of 22 percent, U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told a briefing. The estimate of surplus capacity was based on force levels that the department expects to have by the 2019 fiscal year.

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