Guam - The Senate is scheduled to continue discussions on their version of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act tomorrow. Today on the floor Senator Jim Webb continued the push to cut funding for the Guam military buildup.
Several amendments introduced by Senator John McCain are scheduled to be debated this week, including one that would cut more than $30 million in buildup-related projects and another that would create a BRACC-like commission to study the military's posture in the Asia-Pacific region.
Said Webb, "This has become an issue that's larger than simply American military bases in Japan the inability of our two governments to have come up with a workable solution to the basing system on Okinawa has created one of the most difficult domestic political situations inside Japan today. This has been going on for 15 years. 15 years of uncertainty. We need to move forward on this in a timely manner."
Senate discussion on their proposed version of the 2012 NDAA continues Tuesday, Guam time.