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USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Economic Effects of the Revised Military Buildup in Guam

By Nick LeonardIn December 2002, the US–Japan Security Consultative Committee began a series of conversations about strategic military alignment in the Pacific and how to protect their associated countries in “today’s rapidly changing global security environment.” [Guam Buildup EIS, 2010] This three-and-a-half-year conversation evolved into what has been know as the Defense Policy and Review Initiative, part of which planned for the relocation of over 8,600 United States troops from Okinawa, Japan to Guam and other parts of the Pacific.However, in response to cuts in the United States’ defense budget, funding for a military build-up in Guam was for a time put on hold as officials tweaked details of the plan, partly with an eye to cost...

May 23, 2012 — Jim Haw
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