Loomis provides a clear and disturbing picture of military land-use planning and how it has affected residents in Nevada. He contends that a lack of citizen participation in the development of land-use plans is a weakness in the planning process and that both the military and the citizenry should take an active role to avoid future conflicts.
"Management of public lands will become increasingly important in the years to come, and military land-use planning is germane to this issue. There is very little information available today on military land-use planning, and Combat Zoning is concise, easy to read, and well-documented. —David M. Chambers
"Loomis presents a good overview of military use of public lands in the state of Nevada, and his central theme is clear: the public needs to be more closely involved in the military's planning process for withdrawal of public lands—lands that are a common legacy of the citizens of Nevada and the United States." —Larry Hartsfield
"Loomis has chosen a substantial topic and enhanced our understanding of it." —Bryce Nelson, The Western Historical Quarterly, November 1993