Guam: U.S. Defense Deployments
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The U.S. military is building up forces on the U.S. territory of Guam to maintain deterrence and warfighting capabilities for possible responses to crises and disasters, counterterrorism, and contingencies in support of South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, or elsewhere in Asia. At the same time, U.S. policies seek a peaceful resolution of the crisis over North Koreas nuclear weapons programs and cooperative ties with China and other countries. Guams role has increased with plans to withdraw some U.S. forces from Japan and South Korea. The purpose of this CRS Report is to discuss developments and issues in Guams defense build-up in terms of policy considerations, rather than budgetary issues. This CRS Report will not be updated.
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