The buildup to the buildup

This paper was present at the first press conference held on Guam on the Guam military buildup.

  The date of the press conference was May 26, 2006. A month earlier the U.S. and Japan governments agreed to split the cost of moving [the then-anticipated] 8,000 U.S. Marines to Guam 
from Okinawa.

  Exactly seven months earlier on Oct. 26, 2005 the U.S. and Japan had agreed to relocate the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Base from Ginowan to Camp Schwab.

  The 2006 press conference was an opportunity to hear from Richard P . . .

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