Members of the federal commission reviewing the pentagon's plan to close or reconfigure dozens of military bases are meeting in Boston today.
The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission will hear from members of Congress and local activists from New England about plans to close, among others, Otis Air National Guard base on Cape Cod and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on the Maine-New Hampshire line.
Among those lobbying today to keep Otis open is Governor Mitt Romney. He spoke with Bob Oakes about how he plans to convince the commission to keep Otis open.
Bob Gilcash, a military analyst and senior advisor at the Washington, D.C. firm of McKenna Long & Aldrich, also joined Oakes to talk about the lessons from previous rounds of military base closings.
This program aired on July 6, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.