1. Withdrawal

    U.S. Marines to Leave Okinawa

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    The U.S. military will relocate 9,000 Marines from the Japanese island of Okinawa to quash anger among residents over pollution, accidents, and crime. Under a deal reached late Thursday, about half of the 19,000 Marines stationed there will move to other Pacific locations like Guam, Hawaii, and Australia. No date has been given for the move, which will cost $8.6 billion, of which Japan will pay $3.1 billion.

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