Thursday, December 17, 2009

Socioeconomic impacts of troop expansion explained

Socioeconomic impacts of troop expansion explained

Posted: Dec 16, 2009 10:16 PM PST

by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Civilian Military Task Force's Subcommittee on Economic Development made a presentation to the Guam Economic Development Authority's board of director this afternoon. Member and Bank of Guam Vice-President Joseph Bradley spoke on the socioeconomic impacts of the draft environmental impact statement, as well as the controversy surrounding the Futenma Replacement Facility.

Like Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, Bradley says there is cause for concern surrounding the delay in making a final decision. "This delay in the decision makes things a lot more tenuous. I mean the first delay was until January, now were delayed to May. It makes me more concerned that we'll see a lot more than 8,000 Marines on Guam. We may see more Marines, Air Force, and Army," he stated.

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