U.S.-Japan Relations, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, April 15, 2010   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the opening statement of Jim Webb: "Thirty-five years ago, I was retained by the Government of Guam to assess our military strength as it existed then in the region, including looking at our forces in the Philippines, Korea, and in Japan, and to map out how our land, sea, and air forces should best be deployed a new strategic posture, including Guam, Tinian, and potentially Saipan. [...] The question before us today is, obviously, much larger than the basing issues that have drawn so much attention. Given the dynamic changes in the region and the inordinate amount of national attention that has gone into our complex and still-evolving relationship with China, how do we best move forward on every level with our true and tested ally, Japan? What measures should be taken to ensure that Americans and Japanese alike understand the vital importance of a continued friendship and alliance? And how do Japan and the United States best move forward together to ensure our extraordinary bonds continue to grow even stronger and evermore interwoven? To discuss these issues today, I am pleased that we are joined by an incredibly well-qualified group of witnesses. I look forward to hearing their views on the strengths and challenges of our relations with Japan, and the future of that alliance." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Auslin, James M. Inhofe, Richard Katz, George Packard, Jim Webb, Paul Toland, Moises Garcia, Shoko Matsuda, and Scott Sawyer.

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