Posts Tagged: military bases
According to a 2006 report, 14 of the 38 most valuable large bases in the world are concentrated in Japan.
Despite a legal setback, the State Department says that existing agreements permit the United States to continue its military presence in Colombia.
The U.S. military base in Okinawa is at the forefront of three Japanese elections this year.
U.S. military intervention is counter-productive to U.S. national interests, argues the best-selling author and professor of international relations.
Okinawans are nowhere to be seen at this summer's U.S. military appreciation day at the controversial Futenma air base.
Mention "The Insular Empire" to the average American, and they'd likely have no idea what you were talking about. They probably still wouldn't get it if you gave them another clue: "America in the Mariana Islands." These are the title and subtitle of a new film by Vanessa Warheit, which began screening on PBS earlier this year.
Japanese PM Hatoyama tries to sell Okinawa on a modified base relocation plan.
The Department of Defense plans to relocate 8,600 Marines from Okinawa (Japan) to Guam, provide additional live-fire training sites, expand Andersen Air Force Base, create berthing for a nuclear aircraft carrier, and erect a missile defense system on the island.
Washington's plans to open a base in Okinawa is good news for nobody.
The new marine protection area in the Indian Ocean seems like a great step forward. Until you look at it a little more carefully.