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Secretary Panetta Will Share Vision of Trimmer U.S. Military; Clues to Fate of Guam Military Buildup Possible
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

GUAM – Secretary Leon Panetta is set this week to reveal a new, trimmed-down vision of the U.S. military that reflects how the Pentagon will do its part to reduce America's crippling deficit over the next decade.

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President Obama Signs National Defense Authorization Act; Guam Military Buildup Officially on Pause for 2012
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Sunday, January 01, 2012

GUAM – President Obama signed the annual U.S. defense policy bill into law on Saturday while on vacation in Hawaii. The new law caps defense authorizations at $662 billion for the year and officially puts 2012 Guam military buildup projects on hold.

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Defense Policy Bill Ready for President Obama’s Signature
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

GUAM – Since enactment by the House of Representatives on Dec. 14 and by the Senate on Dec. 15, the compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 is now on President Obama's desk for signature. 

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As President Obama Prepares to Sign NDAA, Senator McCain’s Objections to Guam Military Buildup Are Dwarfed by Long-Term Defense Budget Decisions Yet to Come
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

GUAM – No matter how much Guam wanted the Pentagon to clarify the way forward for a planned multi-billion-dollar Marine Corps base that could prop up its own struggling economy, Congress simply lacked the political will to get much of the nation's business done at all this year.

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Tokyo Unnerved by U.S. Wavering on Guam Military Buildup
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Thursday, December 15, 2011

GUAM – This week's action on Capitol Hill to delay funding for the Guam buildup portion of a blueprint to realign troops in Japan and Asia-Pacific marks the first serious sign of U.S. wavering on the plan, even if all Congress has really done yet is call the price tag of the buildup into question.

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House-Senate Conference Submits Final Defense Policy Bill, Freezes Guam Military Buildup Projects in 2012 Budget Year; Full Vote Expected this Week
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

GUAM – The House-Senate conference on the annual Defense policy bill voted Monday night in Washington to freeze the military construction program that is preparing Guam to host thousands of Marines from Okinawa.

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President Obama Weighs in on 2012 Defense Policy Bill; Authorization for Guam Military Buildup Nears Decision Point
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Sunday, December 11, 2011

GUAM – Lawmakers working on a House-Senate compromise for a critical annual Pentagon policy bill are aiming to file it as early as Monday in Washington, according to a story in The Hill. That outcome will directly affect the Pentagon's ability to continue authorizing the buildup of Marine Corps facilities in Guam as part of the U.S.-Japan troop realignment agreement.
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Japan Censure to Remove Defense Minister Deals Political Blow to Noda, Complicates Progress on Futenma Replacement Base and Marines’ Realignment to Guam
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Sunday, December 11, 2011

GUAM – In a political move that some expect will weaken Prime Minister Yoshiko Noda's leadership and further complicate progress on a controversial plan to build a U.S. air base on Okinawa's remote eastern coast, Japan's Upper House approved censure motions against two members of his cabinet.
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