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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is expected to announce his recommendations next week.
Legal changes make it harder for independent commission to add bases to the hit list.
Defense officials say new proposed new position will only add another layer of bureaucracy.
Lawmakers are squabbling over legislation to free up airwaves for police and firefighters.
Program created in 2002 has been dogged by complaints that application process is too onerous.
Report by organization studying issues affecting the two regions argues they should be spared deep BRAC cuts this time.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., could propose decreasing the Marine Corps' KC-130J aerial tanker buy in 2006 from 12 planes to four, to make room in the budget for at least nine C-130Js.