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Guam - The Department of Defense transmitted it's independent assessment of the United States defense posture in the U.S. Pacific Command Area of responsibility.
The report which was prepared by the center for strategic and international studies meets one of the four major criteria that the U.S. senate has required from DOD before funding can be released for the Guam military buildup. Governor Eddie Calvo's special assistant on the military buildup says that the administration has not received a copy of the report as portions of it remained classified.
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"What we do know about this report in the release is that it endorses major discussions and plans that the Department of Defense has already laid out we don't know what that means specifically but it is an endorsement for some major pieces of DOD's plan,” said Governor Calvo.
Speaker Judi Won Pat says she's glad that the report has been delivered but would also like to see a copy of it. "I think that their decision based on the report will give us a better indication in terms of how much will be done and how soon things can start to happen so that we can better plan for the future,” said Speaker Won Pat. Calvo tells pnc that DOD is expected to deliver their remaining three requirements to congress before the end of the summer.
These include their mile stones and master plan, final numbers of marines to be put in the pacific, and a plan for funding of direct and indirect costs outside of the fence line.
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