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WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The U.S. Marine Corps has come up with a $5.6 billion estimate and a four-stage process for constructing facilities in Guam necessary to take in 6,000 marines from Okinawa by 2012, U.S. defense sources said.

The calculations show the U.S. military has been working to determine a substantive cost estimate behind the scenes as negotiations continue during which Washington has presented an $8 billion estimate to Japan as the basis for nailing down the cost of the move and their respective share of the expenses.

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