Okinawa: A Strategic Analysis
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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American military personnel have been stationed on the island of Okinawa since 1945. This study analyzes Okinawas strategic value in providing stability in East Asia. It examines US forces assigned to Okinawa, and reviews options for the future deployment of US forces. The study concludes the US should begin planning for a withdrawal of US forces from Okinawa by the 21st century. Keywords United States Military Forces Removal.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics