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Local Military Fairing Well Despite Recession


Aired 4/13/09

Last week, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced a major reshaping of the Pentagon. We explore how cultural and priority changes in the defense department will impact the military in San Diego. And we'll find out who the local military is fairing in this recession.

Alison St. John: San Diego stands to get tens of millions of dollars in stimulus money from the federal government , but that money may be dwarfed by the amount the federal government is already spending and planning to spend on military contracts and construction on military bases.

We are fortunate to have Admiral Len Herring Commander of the Navy Region Southwest and Tom York, Editor of San Diego Business Journal to talk about how how the Navy's place in San Diego's economy is expanding.


Rear Admiral Len Herring, commander of the Navy Region Southwest.

Tom York, editor of the San Diego Business Journal.

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