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About 9,000 U.S. Marines To Leave Okinawa Under New Deal

April 27 2012


Japan and the United States have agreed to move about 9,000 Marines out of Okinawa to Guam and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific, reports the Daily Mail (U.K.).

The agreement was outlined in a joint statement issued Thursday night by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, along with their Japanese counterparts.

About 10,000 Marines will remain on Okinawa, along with U.S. Air Force personnel stationed there.

No timeline was released. The...

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