|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Feb 2012 07:34:15 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REALIGNMENT, CLOSURE: "Okinawans [Japan] see duplicity in US withdrawal"|
Okinawans see duplicity in US withdrawal By Kosuke Takahashi Asia Times February 11, 2012TOKYO - With the United States shifting its axis of security toward the Asia-Pacific by expanding its military footprint in Australia, the Philippines and Vietnam, it may be high time for the United States Marine Corps to leave Japan's Okinawa.
A shifting security dynamic in the region, most notably due to China's enhanced strike capabilities, will likely marginalize the marines' presence on the island.
Japan and the US this week agreed to move about 4,700 marines from Okinawa to the US Pacific territory of Guam, while sticking to fiercely opposed plans to move US Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma to a new offshore base to be built in a coastal area off Camp Schwab, another marine base in Nago City, northern Okinawa.
... For the entire article, see http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Japan/NB11Dh01.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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