Bases and Infrastructure
Rethink the number of domestic and foreign bases
The United States currently maintains 800 bases in over 70 countries worldwide. The cost of each base includes more than just paying for the base itself -- it also includes the cost of construction, maintenance, personnel, personnel families, housing, schools, and so on. If the Pentagon were to conduct a comprehensive inventory of worldwide installations based on its assessment of threats, it would have the potential to save billions of dollars by identifying installations that are not necessary to 21st Century national security.