Marines Move Off Okinawa, Face Challenges

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  1. VOA 27th April 2012
    Friday's announcement by the United States and Japan that 9,000 U.S. Marines will be transferred from a base on the Japanese island of Okinawa is being hailed as a major diplomatic accomplishment. But there are also concerns the actual transfer will be fraught with numerous complications.

    The revised realignment plan, agreed to by Japan and the United States, is seen as both a compromise and a work still in progress.

    It calls for moving nearly half of the 19,000 U.S. Marines off Okinawa. Up to 5,000 are to be re-deployed to the Pacific island of Guam and 4,000 moved to either Hawaii or rotated in and out of Australia.

    No timelines were revealed.

    Marines Move Off Okinawa, Face Challenges | News | English