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Senators Press Defense Dept. to Crackdown on Military Housing Safety

Senators held hearings on Tuesday to press the Defense Department to crackdown on military housing safety, following reports of slum-like living conditions.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded the Defense Department crack down on private landlords who provide substandard housing at military bases with criminal prosecutions or contract cancellations, citing Reuters reports of slum-like living conditions and falsified accounting.

The top civilian and military leaders of the Army, Navy and Air Force appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee, in the latest hearing addressing substandard military housing.

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