In regard to the item “Sense of Disproportion” in the Washington Outlook column (AW&ST May 28, p. 22), the National Guard needs a real mission to justify its existence. One such assignment could involve combating wildfires. Four regions in the U.S. should be established: NE, SE, NW and SW. In each, a centrally located base should be equipped with a fleet of modern, capable water bombers. The Guard could fight fires locally or be combined with other regions to combat the super fires ...
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