U.S. Marine Base in Okinawa Move Delayed 2 Years

Posted February 25, 2016 at 6:05am

The Associated Press reports that “a controversial plan to move a U.S. Marine Corps base within Okinawa in southern Japan has been pushed back by two years, America’s top military official in the Pacific said.”  

“Adm. Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said Tuesday that the shift of the Futenma air station to a less congested part of Okinawa island would not happen until 2025 because work on a new facility has been delayed.”  

“‘It’s slowed,’ he told a congressional committee in Washington. ‘It’s a little over two years late. … Now we’re looking at 2025 before that’s done.'”