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Old 06-14-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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I just picked up an old Lonely Planet guidebook from 1990. I know it is VERY outdated. However, the book stated that the northern two-thirds of Tinian will become a huge military base for the US. However, it does not look like this happened. Why not? Are all of the proposed additional soldiers in the Pacific been relocated to Guam? Or is there still a proposal for a US base there? But why was one not built? Discuss.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Im not sure about Tinian but I do believe there is a US Navy base on Saipan.

Most military activity in the Pacific is on Guam, Okinawa, and in Hawaii.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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OK. Here's what I can find from another internet search. I will write to DC for more information tomorrow. Anyway...

GlobalSecurity.org claims that in 1999 Saipan Harbor was opened up for the Seventh Fleet of the US Navy. As for Tinian, it claims that often the northern two-thirds of the island were leased in 1983 for 50 years to the US military. The lease can be renewed for another 50 years. "Many portions" of that territory seeing training exercises, but lack major military installations. San Jose Harbor is also used.

One "Virtual Information Center" document claims that Farallon de Medinilla (in the Northern Islands)was used as a navy and air force bombing range during the Cold War. Wikipedia states that the bombing had to be halted due to a lawsuit from environmentalists in 2002. Nothing is mentioned of the current status of that lawsuit. Anyway, the VIC document mentioned; but I did not see any details about some installation on Rota as well. However, as for Saipan again, there was a CIA base called The "Naval Technical Training Unit" from 1952-1963 used in covert operations against China. I believe it may have been on the side of Mt.? (the tallest in the center of Saipan). However, more importantly, going back to Tinian, they do claim that a recent VOA relay station was indeed built on the island to expand it broadcasts in Asia.

So it appears there some US military installations with some activity on it in the CNMI. However, the land area and personnel size is quite small compared to Guam. However, it is interesting to see what happens, especially since it does not look like we will be staying in Okinawa forever.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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Agreed, I believed we are re-locating almost our entire Okinawa presence back to Hawaii or to Guam. That's why that stupid Congressman said that "Guam is going to capsize".

At least we can now keep our promise to never again let US territory fall to a foreign invader that we made after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor.
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