Pacific Command admiral gives timeframe for Marines transfer

TOKYO — Around 4,000 U.S. Marines presently stationed on Okinawa will be transferred to Guam between 2024 and 2028, Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, said the week of April 24. 

Harris was addressing a Congressional hearing in Washington on the U.S. military’s positioning and capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region.  

Under an agreement between Tokyo and Washington, the transfer of the Marines from Okinawa has long been scheduled in order to reduce the burden placed on the prefecture. That schedule has been repeatedly delayed, however, due to opposition from . . .

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