Is there anything more Obama can do to anger us and our brave military men and women? He does this on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Nice isn’t it. What right goes he have pray tell? GOP anybody home??
Ash Carter visits Japanese aircraft carrier on 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack and announces US will return land on Japanese islands before Obama leaves office
- US military is set to hand over 10,000 acres of land in Okinawa to Japan
- Carter made the announcement while aboard a Japanese aircraft carrier
- The timing – on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack – caused anger
- The land is currently used by the Marine Corps for jungle warfare training
- But on December 22, the US military will formally hand back the land on island
- The US first captured Okinawa during invasion in the Second World War
That training area will now be returned to the Japanese, Carter declared Monday – just one day before the 75th anniversary of the unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor.
Carter made the announcement during a meeting with Japanese minister Kenji Wakamiya on the deck of the helicopter carrier Izumo, harbored in Yokosuka Naval Base in the city of Yokosuka.
The handover will be largest area of land to be given up by the US military in Japan since they handed back control of Okinawa in 1972.
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