At Least 2 Mass. Military Bases At Risk Of Closing

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At least two military bases in Massachusetts could be at risk as the Obama administration calls for another round of base closings.

A former Pentagon official tells the Boston Globe that Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford and the Westover Air Reserve Base in western Massachusetts could be affected.

Members of the New England congressional delegation are vowing to fight any closures.

For more on the potential cuts we sat down with Chris Anderson, president of the Waltham-based Defense Technology Initiative, which promotes job creation and growth opportunities in the New England defense sector.

This program aired on January 27, 2012.

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