18 Aug '17, 3am

Navy awards contract for future Marine base on Guam

Navy awards contract for future Marine base on Guam

HAGATNA, Guam — The U.S. Navy awarded a contract Friday for utility construction and site improvements for a future Marine Corps base on Guam. The announcement came amid heightened tensions between North Korea and the U.S. just days after the North considered a preemptive missile strike on the strategically important U.S. territory of Guam. “This effort is a big step in strengthening Guam, as part of the Marianas strategic hub, ensuring the Marine Corps’ ability to sustain a forward presence within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region,” Lt. Gen. David Berger, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, said in a statement. “Historically, the Marine Corps has played an essential role in our nation’s ability to deter adversaries and defend, as well as strengthen the capabilities of our partners and allies within the region. We are as committed as ever in maintaining that role and...

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