Politics Bombs the Pentagon


Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota has been pulled back from the grave by the base closing commission, thwarting Pentagon plans to consolidate the Air Force's small B-1 bomber fleet at a single air base. South Dakota pols portrayed closing Ellsworth as catastrophic for the state, with 4,000 jobs at risk.

Guess it isn't quite true that things are different when America is a nation at war.