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Servicemembers (like most Americans) enter into contracts with mandatory arbitration clauses—such as apartment leases. These contracts require disputes to be resolved in private proceedings with arbitrators instead of in court.
Private-sector companies build, renovate, and maintain about 99% of family housing at military bases in the United States. However, with reports of hazards like mold and pest infestations, there are concerns about how well DOD monitors the condition of this housing.
Eight federal agencies now have teams that can respond to a terrorist attack involving chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons. Each team varies in size, structure, geographical scope, and task. The teams do not duplicate one another.