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- Ed Rendell governor of Pennsylvania
- Andrea Stillman Democratic state senator representing Connecticut's 20th district
- Phillip Carter military affairs writer for Slate magazine, attorney and former Army officer
- David Berteau former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, now working as a consultant for the state of California in the current round of closings
- Thomas Donnelly resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute and author of "The Military We Need: The Defense Requirements of the Bush Doctrine" (AEI Press)
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