A former ranking U.S. official expressed concerns in a recent interview over the current situation surrounding the U.S.-Japan security alliance, including China’s emergence.

Kurt Campbell, a former defense deputy assistant secretary for East Asia and Pacific affairs, said the administration of President George W. Bush lacks high-level commitment in moving forward with the realignment of the U.S. military in Japan, including the stalled plan to relocate the Futenma Air Station in Okinawa.

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