NC Media Watch

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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Beale AFB Update

KXTV News 10 is covering the Beale AFB story:
Col. Larry Wells said Beale has special qualities that make it an attractive base for the two aircraft.[Global Hawk and U-2] "We have a lot of airspace that's unencumbered," he said. "We don’t have any encroachment issues, no building right up to the base."

According to base supporters, the new Global Hawk is making Beale a target to other bases also fighting for survival. Reportedly, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington are making a pitch for the aircraft.
Can you guess which states have the strong Republican Senators, who are willing to fight for this long term mission? Do you think that Senator Boxer helped save Beale with her dispicable performance in the Rice confirmation hearings? Senator Feinestein may have some clout, but is it enough?

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