Re: Grand Forks AFB GATR Site
- Unfortunately, it would appear that the solution was to run out of money. Obviously, that didn't work.
"We have met the enemy and he is us" quote attributed to Pogo
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David <wb8foz@...> wrote:
> On 4/23/12 11:48 PM, John W. wrote:
> > Lest anyone get the idea that BRAC promotes a monopoly policy re
> > closures of Air Force bases following huge expenditures, consider the
> > situation of Naval Station Ingleside at Ingleside, Texas. That base was
> > new construction which opened in 1990 as the homeport of a minesweeping
> > group. Brac decided to close it in 2005 and by April 30, 2010 it was
> > closed. It'd sure make a beautiful resort. Has everything you'd expect
> > in one.
> There's a basic concept called "sunk costs" which in layman-speak means
> "think throwing good money after bad..."
> Remember such homeporting issues are the penultimate in politicized
> decisions. And even if not, when the SecDef makes a major forces change,
> someone shuts their doors. And Robert Gates did a lot of that.