… Inhofe also opposed McCain’s push for a new Base Realignment And Closure round. (BRAC didn’t make it into the final National Defense Authorization Act). While there might be cause for a BRAC round “at the appropriate time,” Inhofe told reporters, it doesn’t make sense to shut down excess infrastructure when we’re trying to grow the military and might need it. Besides, the senator said, BRACs always cost money up front and only start returning savings after several years, and the budget can’t bear the short-term cost right now.