How much? That is kind of hard to determine, especially if you can't do multiplication
The closures will save the Pentagon more than $5 billion a year and will produce a net savings of $48 billion over 20 years, Rumsfeld said.It seems to me that if closing bases is supposed to save us more than $5 billion a year, then after 20 years, we should probably save a little more than $48 billion.
In fact, after doing some complex calculations using a calculator with a multiplication function, I figured that we should save at least $100 billion. And using that calculator's division function, I figured out that $100 billion is more than twice as much as $48 billion.
But what do I know? The Pentagon is the one with all the experts and accountants.