Sens. Demand More Info On DOD Plans To Close JFCOM

Law360, New York (September 28, 2010, 6:32 PM EDT) -- U.S. senators grilled Pentagon officials Tuesday on a budget-cutting plan that includes a controversial proposal to close the military’s Joint Forces Command, saying a lack of information has led to them to question the basis for the proposal.

Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said the U.S. Department of Defense has withheld “basic data” from lawmakers and excluded them from several months of discussions on where to save costs as the department looks to keep next year’s budget increase to 1 percent.

Webb said the department had refused...
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