“It’s flat-out not a good thing to lose the flag officer. But given the other factors I think we should be okay.”
Nearly ten years after Connecticut coordinated support to fight proposed closure of the New London submarine base, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing another round of base closings.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he discussed improvements to the submarine base in Groton during a meeting with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
Less than seven years after a coalition of officials, businesses and civic groups beat back recommendations to shut the Groton submarine base, the Obama administration has again raised the specter of base closings.
Business and congressional leaders in New England are getting ready now to protect the region’s military bases against possible closure.