Monday, August 5, 2013

Japan defense chief mulls asking U.S. to review CV-22 deployment plan | GlobalPost

Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on Sunday suggested that he will ask U.S. Forces Japan not to deploy the CV-22 Osprey transport aircraft in Okinawa, where an additional fleet of a U.S. Marine Corps variant of the tilt-rotor aircraft is currently being deployed.

"We cannot place an excessive burden on the people of Okinawa anymore," Onodera said in a television program when asked about the U.S. Pacific Air Forces' plan to bring CV-22s to Japan.

Okinawa residents have been opposed to the U.S. Marine Corps' MV-22 deployment in Japan's southernmost island prefecture, which began last year, due to its history of accidents and the heavy concentration of U.S. military bases there.

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Comment: Words must match deeds if we're to believe the government. Since the government's default position in itself is nothing short of a lie, we can never believe the government!

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