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The United States Military Realignment On Okinawa, Kevin M. Evringham May 2012

The United States Military Realignment On Okinawa, Kevin M. Evringham

Master's Theses

The United States maintains military bases in foreign countries in efforts to protect American overseas interests, whether they are economic, diplomatic or for geostrategic purposes. In Japan, where the United States has maintained military installations since the end of World War II, debate over the realignment of forces on Okinawa has caused minor, yet growing, rifts in the stable United States-Japanese alliance. Current plans to shift American military forces from Okinawa to locations throughout the Pacific do not take into account the historical or geostrategic factors for their stationing in Japan. This thesis identifies the geostrategic challenges to the current ...


The 2005 Brac Process: The Case To Save Maine’S Bases, Derek P. Langhauser Jan 2005

The 2005 Brac Process: The Case To Save Maine’S Bases, Derek P. Langhauser

Maine Policy Review

Derek Langhauser gives a postmortem of Maine’s response to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission’s announcement of imminent closure of bases in Portsmouth-Kittery, Brunswick and Limestone. Although Maine did not “win back” the Brunswick facility, Maine rescued the facilities in Portsmouth-Kittery and Limestone, secured additional resources for the Bangor Air National Guard and Bangor Naval Reserve Center, and was granted an expansion of the Limestone accounting center. Maine’s response to the BRAC Commission’s original announcement is testament to the extraordinary capacity of the states’ people to work together in times of crisis