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Will Otis Also Be Saved?

The Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) resumes its hearings today on the fate of the nation's military bases. It's considering the Pentagon's proposed changes to more than 800 facilities in all 50 states. Massachusetts is awaiting word this afternoon on Otis Air National Guard Base in Sandwich.

On its first day of deliberations, the BRAC panel announced some of its recommendations. Among the bases they suggested should remain open were the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, and the Submarine Base in New London, Conn., despite the Pentagon's recommendation that they be closed.

To analyze the BRAC decisions so far and how they bode for Otis, we turn to Robert Gillcash, a senior adviser at the Washington law firm of McKenna Long and Aldridge.

This program aired on August 25, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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