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Kalamazoo County Board approves resolution supporting missile base


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- The Kalamazoo County Commission got to debate the concepts of mutually assured destruction and global terrorism as they took up a resolution on whether or not to support a defensive missile base proposed for Fort Custer.

Its part of an environmental impact study, to see if the locals will support the idea.

Nearly a dozen citizens, some of them veterans stood up to say the missile system is a boondoggle, and there are plenty of better ways to spend tax dollars and handle foreign affairs.

But Commissioners John Zull and Michael Seals says the world is a dangerous place and we have to be ready to defend ourselves.

Eight commissioners voted for the resolution, 2 abstained.

It will go in a folder with other resolutions approved by local boards and added to the environmental impact statement that will help determine which of four proposed sites are picked. 

The comments of the opponents will not accompany the resolution.