Saturday, September 3, 2011

Japan sets up task force for U.S. troop realignment - News - Stripes

Japan’s Defense Ministry has set up a task force to facilitate a multibillion-dollar realignment of U.S. forces in Japan.

The realignment would see Marine Corps Air Station Futenma relocate to northern Okinawa and 8,600 Marines move to Guam but it has run into strong opposition from Okinawans and, more recently, from U.S. politicians concerned about the cost in a time of economic crisis.

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