Swords to Plowshares: Recycling Cold War Installations
Probate and Property, July/August 2001, Volume 15, Number 4
By Randall S. Beach
Following the decline of the Cold War, the United States scaled back its military facilities by closing several hundred military installations across the country. These closings had a devastating impact on the local economies of the communities where the military bases were located. Their only hope for recovery was to convert these installations into other economically viable enterprises. This article describes how these changes are being implemented.