19 Jun '16, 4am

Some in Guam push for independence as Marines prepare for buildup - Stars and Stripes

Guam, home to a large U.S. air base, could see a vote on its political status in November. Statehood, independence and free association are under consideration. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rheaume, U.S. Navy Combat Camera Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rheaume/U.S. Navy photo Buy a print Related American Samoans demand Supreme Court finally grant them full citizenship HAGATNA, Guam — This tiny Pacific island has several nicknames. There is "the tip of the spear" because it is the closest U.S. territory to potential hot spots in Asia, such as North Korea and the South China Sea. There is "America's unsinkable aircraft carrier," because the island is home to a huge air force base. And then there is "Fortress Pacific," because of the huge military buildup that is planned to take place over the next decade. But Guam's population calls it by another ...

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