Editorial: Legislators’ efforts for bases good sign

Well-executed game plans backed up by provable data are central to any successful venture.

That’s why state and local officials have an early advantage in convincing the U.S. Department of Defense to keep the Atterbury military installation and its sister facility, the Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations in neighboring Jennings County, in its plans for the future.

As U.S. involvement in the military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan winds down, Pentagon authorities are planning sharp reductions in forces and facilities. Several bases likely will be closed, and training missions will be severely reduced.

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