Rumsfeld claiming that it would save the miltary-industrial complex or the tax-payers... yeah right.
So there are numerous possiblities:
An rearrangement of bases to push senators or congress persons seeking re-election in 2006?
Punish "liberal" or Democrat strong holds that have military bases by breaking their local economies?
Rearrangement for near future martial law and increasing personnel in potential FEMA camps?
Preparing personnel in bases in the USA to move to the new embassies (highly fortified bases) in Iraq and preparing for Iran?
To sell off many bases to the private sector (corporatists) to be used for toxic dump sites (brown fields) or for the growing prison industry?
To give the Corporations another oppertunity to steal from the general public in outlandish bills for moving since the military has become so privatized?
To remove bases from regions that might have mutany from the military and their military families during any potential revolution from the local population?
Some of you might reply with "yay they are leaving"... ummmm... trust me they are not leaving they are repositioning for something big either internationally or internally.