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Funding feud blocks US-Japan troop deal

The United States and Japan have a good chance of wrapping up a deal to reorganize American troops in Japan by early May, but must first resolve a dispute over how much Tokyo will pay to shift Marines to Guam, a U.S. official said on Friday. The two sides have already missed a March 31 deadline for finalizing the plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan, which is part of Washington’s global strategy to make its forces more flexible to meet modern threats. Full Story

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