Guam - The release of a General Accountability Office report prompted comment from Virginia senator Jim Webb. He and other U.S. senators, namely Carl Levin and John McCain, said the Department of Defense's plans for the military's realignment in the region were unrealistic, unaffordable, and unworkable.
Web said the GAO's findings "stress the importance of resolving U.S. basing realignments in a timely manner for the good of our strategic posture in East Asia as well as our alliances and friendships in the region." Senator Webb is the Senate Committee on Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee and chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee.
Senators Webb, Levin and McCain recommended several other alternatives to the realignment that they believe would be more cost-effective.