Posts Tagged: Okinawa
Thomas Friedman once said the hidden hand of the market needs the hidden fist of the military. The TPP and the Obama administration's Pacific Pivot pack both.
As they rally against a planned military base on Henoko, the people of Okinawa need all the support they can get.
The root of the sexual assault crisis plaguing the military lies in militarism itself.
With Japanese militarism on the rise, Okinawan leaders bring an angry appeal for peace to Tokyo.
With the pace of Osprey operations increasing, so too is the catastrophic disparity between the U.S. military and the people of Okinawa.
A recently discovered U.S. army report puts lie to the Pentagon's denials that it exposed soldiers and civilians to Agent Orange on Okinawa.
The Obama administration's military "pivot" to the Asia-Pacific region is opening up a new Cold War and trampling over the region's peoples.
The U.S. military footprint on Okinawa is shrinking, but the impasse over bases remains.
There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.
U.S. military bases are very costly to the people of the Asia-Pacific region and to people here in America as well.