Opponents to fight new US military base on Okinawa

Threatening lawsuits and protests, opponents are gearing up to fight a decision by Okinawa's governor that could pave the way for a new US military base on the southern Japanese island. US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed Friday's decision, calling it "the most significant milestone" so far in a long-running battle to realign US forces in Okinawa.


The new base is designed to reduce the impact of the heavy US military presence in Okinawa by replacing another base in a more congested area, but opponents want the operations moved off Okinawa completely. (AP)


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