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Experts post letter calling on Biden administration to close overseas bases

  • March 13, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
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Saturday’s Ryukyu Shimpo wrote that the Overseas Base Realignment and Closure Coalition (OBRACC), a bipartisan group of national security and military base experts, has posted on its website an open letter calling on the Biden administration to close overseas military bases. The paper wrote that those who are opposed to the construction of a new base at Henoko and have voiced doubts about whether Okinawa should bear such a heavy base-hosting burden were included among the scholars and veterans who signed the letter. Noting that Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft President Andrew Bacevich and American University Professor David Vine were among the signatories, the paper wrote that attention will be focused on the degree of impact the letter will have on the administration’s global posture review of U.S. forces.

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