There could be a real argument for closing foreign bases. Okinawa, Korea, Japan, Germany,Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan. etc.
Once closed, we would no longer need the troops that manned tose bases so there woulkd be a huge savings right there when they were retired, separated, rifed, whatever, just discharge them..
If we closed the ports that we maintain overseas, Japan, Italy, Okinawa, Diego Garcia, etc then we would no longer need all those ships or the personnel manning them.
And if we closed all the foreign airbases we would no longer need as many airplanes and the people flying them.
As a matter of fact, if we no longer have any foreign bases or ships sailing around we could probably close most of the bases here.
I think we're on to something here
Barney Franks trhinks so too. Here he is farting on the Rachel Maddow Show (I am not kidding, listen for it)