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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:12:29 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
US military buildup in Guam

by Akiko Fujita
Public Radio International's "The World"
January 4, 2010

The population of Guam is expected to increase by 50 percent in the next four years. That's because the U.S. military plans to redeploy thousands of Marines and their families from the Japanese island of Okinawa. The move could bring an economic boom to the Pacific island but it threatens to strain Guam's infrastructure.

The US and Japan agreed to the troop transfer three years ago, to reduce US troop presence in Okinawa.

Joe Arnett with the Guam Chamber of Commerce says the move will transform the island. "This investment into Guam in unprecedented. Guam has never seen this level of investment into the island ever before."


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