Saturday, April 28, 2012

Free Hawaii from the Military

The U.S Department of Defense announced this week that 9000 US Marines currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan, will be redeployed to Guam, Hawaii & Australia.

Hawaii is due to get 2700 of these Marines, plus their families.

The United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) deploys 300,000 military personnel in its wide region of operations. A large percentage of these military people pass through Hawaii. They bring money, energy, and a measure of protection. Costs to Hawaii include military occupation of huge tracts of scarce land, frictions between locals & vacationers & military-related youths, pollution by military-related industries, and the targeting of Hawaii by potential enemy forces (largely due to the military concentration).

US military deployment in Japan is about 50,000 personnel in total (link to BBC report).

Bring US military families home to the US mainland!