The Defense Department has presented Congress with information to support its request for another round of base realignments and closings, a request that legislators have rejected several years running. DoD argues that the most recent round, in 2005, reduced capacity by only about 4 percent even though there was an excess of about 24 percent at the time, and that the excess has increased since then due to reductions in military forces. The Pentagon also argues that it would change its philosophy to emphasize efficiency, producing savings more quickly than prior rounds that focused on long-term transformation whose savings are harder to quantify and occur over a longer period. For a closer look, go to