News flash – Marines commandant: Relocation plans may be revised

TOKYO — The U.S. government is reconsidering plans to move U.S. Marines presently stationed in Okinawa to Guam due to growing security concerns in Northeast Asia and environmental issues in Guam.

Gen. Robert B. Neller, head of the U.S. Marine Corps, testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee in Washington on May 24 and confirmed that the long-standing plan to relocate about 4,000 of the 19,000 Marines on Okinawa to Guam and another 5,000 to Hawaii could be delayed or revised.

“The situation, strategically and operationally, as we’ve seen in the news recently . . .

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