Virginia to fight Defense moves
from The Washington Post
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and members of Virginia's congressional delegation vowed recently to fight Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates's decisions to shutter the Joint Forces Command, a military installation in Hampton Roads, and to slash the Pentagon's military contracting budget by 10 percent a year for the next three years. At the first meeting of McDonnell's statewide military commission, members focused on Gates's Aug. 9 decisions, which McDonnell said could cost Virginia thousands of jobs and have a devastating impact on the economy.
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