Deffense: New Ports for 29 Warships

New Ports for 29 Warships

Champagne corks popped along the Gulf Coast last week as Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger announced the selection of nine cities as home ports for 29 warships. In what Senator Lloyd Bentsen called "great news for Texas," his state won some $109 million of the $264 million in annual Pentagon payroll spending. Principal beneficiary was Corpus Christi, which will get the newly refurbished World War II battleship Wisconsin, as well as a cruiser, a destroyer, a minesweeper and the Lexington, an aircraft carrier used for training purposes. Together, the ships will mean an estimated 6,500 new military and civilian jobs in the...

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