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WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The United States has proposed providing facilities on Guam for the Self-Defense Forces to keep troops and an aircraft squadron there on a “full-time” basis for training, a U.S. Defense Department official said Tuesday.

Speaking to Japanese reporters, the official said the U.S. has included the cost for the proposed facilities in the estimated $10 billion in total expenses for relocating U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam.

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