Pentagon’s Response to Kyodo Report of Possibly Fewer Marines Coming to Guam

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Guam – PNC’s Washington Correspondent  Matt Kaye contacted the Pentagon for a response to Wednesday’s report by Japan’s Kyodo News Service that 3-thousand fewer Marines would be coming to Guam.

READ Marine Commander Leslie Hullryde’s response to Correspondent Matt Kaye’s inquiry in FULL below:

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“The US-Japan Alliance remains the cornerstone of peace and stability in the region.”

“We remain committed to the mutual fulfillment of the principles of the 2006 Realignment Roadmap and to a military presence in Japan and the Asia Pacific region that is operationally resilient, geographically distributed, and politically sustainable.”

“The Department also remains committed to establishing an operational Marine Corps presence on Guam and enhancing the Alliance while
significantly reducing the impact of U.S. bases on the Okinawan people.”

The US-Japan Alliance remains the cornerstone of peace and stability in the region.

We remain committed to the mutual fulfillment of the principles of the 2006 Realignment Roadmap and to a military presence in Japan and the Asia Pacific region that is operationally resilient, geographically distributed, and politically sustainable.

The Department also remains committed to establishing an operational Marine Corps presence on Guam and enhancing the Alliance while
significantly reducing the impact of U.S. bases on the Okinawan people.

All the best,
Leslie