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Plan to shift US forces in Pacific hits speed bumps on Guam

from The Wall Street Journal

Plans to concentrate the biggest U.S. military presence in Asia on the tropical island of Guam have been pushed back for several years, hit by local opposition and cost overruns. The project, known on the U.S. territory simply as the "buildup," represents two goals of the Pentagon. One is to boost military capability in Asia and focus U.S. diplomatic and military attention on the region. The other is to shift thousands of Marines from the Japanese island of Okinawa, where crime, accidents and noise from a U.S. base have inspired a groundswell of anti-Americanism. more


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