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Re: Grand Forks AFB GATR Site

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  • John W.
    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
    Message 1 of 12 , Apr 24 6:02 AM
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      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 coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, 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.
      >
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