## CSIS

http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/16-02-03-independent-perspective-of-us-defense-policy-in-the-asia-pacific-region

 Chairman McCain:
But one of the sources of frustration for me and
other members of this committee is the situation in
Okinawa and the relocation. Talk about fits and
starts and setbacks and political problems in
Okinawa itself. It is one of the more difficult
issues, but yet, I think one of the most important.
What is the witnesses' latest assessment of that
situation?

Dr. Green:
It is complicated. The Okinawan people suffered in
the Second World War like no other Japanese in that
terrible battle. But it is not as black and white as
it often appears in the media.
Prime Minister Abe has committed to moving forward
with the Futenma Replacement Facility. His chief
cabinet Secretary, Mr. Suga, is working this
strenuously. He is responsible for a whole host of
issues, but he is focused on this.