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Memo questions use of base closure law to dissolve Air National Guard units

[JURIST] A memo dated Thurday obtained by Associated Press and prepared by the general counsel's office of the independent commission reviewing the base closings could disrupt US Department of Defense [official website] efforts to consolidate or dissolve up to 30 Air National Guard [official website] flying units in various states. The memo says the use of the base closure law [text, PDF] to make such changes to Air Guard units may fall outside the powers of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) [official website] and that some proposals may simply violate the base closure law. The memo is seen as good news for states that are trying to retain their guard units. AP has more.

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