Your Friday editorial arguing for another round of U.S. military base closings is probably shortsighted. The California-Oregon-Washington coastline is about 1,300 miles long. It’s not too difficult to visualize a Chinese navy fleet of 130 ships positioned about 10 miles apart each with an invasion force. The defenses along the coast need to be strong.
By Kyle Spurr The (Bend, Ore.) Bulletin
By Lisa Marie Pane The Associated Press
By Jake Coyle The Associated Press