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Start laying groundwork for Marines


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 29, 2012

~~<p>U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye on Tuesday gave his home state its first heads-up on the big news: The U.S. Department of Defense intends to move more than 2,500 of its personnel from Japan to Hawaii, after paring back what had been a $21.1 billion military ramp-up in Guam.</p>
<p>The Pentagon has worked on this since 2006, when a pact was struck with Japan to relocate 8,600 Marines and 9,000 dependents from Okinawa.</p>
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U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye on Tuesday gave his home state its first heads-up on the big news: The U.S. Department of Defense intends to move more than 2,500 of its personnel from Japan to Hawaii, after paring back what had been a $21.1 billion military ramp-up in Guam.

The Pentagon has worked on this since 2006, when a pact was struck with Japan to relocate 8,600 Marines and 9,000 dependents from Okinawa. Login for more...



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