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For Now, U.S. Marine Force In Okinawa On The Rise

June 14 2012


The United States is strengthening the Marine presence in Okinawa, even as Washington is negotiating with Japan to reduce the long-term American military presence on the island, reports Stars & Stripes.

The current Marine units will be filled to maximum potential a rotation program will increase the number of Marines on Okinawa from an average of 15,700 to around 19,000, said a senior Pentagon official.

In April, U.S. and Japanese negotiators agreed to a force of 10,000...

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