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Defense chief dismisses speculation on SDF amphibious unit deployment in Okinawa

  • March 31, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
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Ryukyu Shimpo highlighted remarks made at the Diet on Tuesday by Defense Minister Kishi on the deployment location of a third GSDF amphibious unit. “There are no plans to deploy any of the units, including the third one, at Camp Schwab or Camp Hansen,” he was quoted as saying. “I don’t think it will be deployed at a GSDF installation in Okinawa either.” The daily noted that the two existing units are currently based at a GSDF camp in Sasebo, adding that the Defense Ministry is currently looking for a GSDF facility at which to base the third one and speculation is rife that Okinawa may be selected as the location.   

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