Jim Webb Goes To Guam

Thursday, February 18, 2010

According to the Pacific News Center, Webb - chairman of the East Asia and Pacific affairs subcommittee - "is touring the region to get a better understanding of the U.S./Japan defense realignment agreement and the Guam Military Buildup." It will be interesting to see what he concludes from his visit.

P.S. Also see KUAM News, which reports:
As for any plans on the relocation of the Futenma air base, and the possibility of relocating the unit to Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. "We're waiting to see what the conclusion will be from the Government of Japan, so we don't really want to get ahead of the process until the Government of Japan makes it own determination about the basing systems there," Webb said.

Senator Webb is also scheduled to meet with officials in Tinian and Saipan.