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Inouye Expects Military Increase in Hawaii

·By civilbeat


Sen. Daniel Inouye said on Thursday that he expects “an increase of military personnel and assets” in the Pacific, including in Hawaii. Inouye’s remarks came after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta outlined his department’s budget plan for the next five years. 

“The budget and the new defense strategy represent a major shift in our military force posture that gives the highest priority to the Asia Pacific region,” Inouye said in a statement. “Even in these austere fiscal times, Secretary Panetta’s budget clearly demonstrates that our nation recognizes the importance of maintaining peace and