• San Antonio, Texas


Regarding the Nov. 17 Kyodo brief “Okinawa issues more protests“: What many people fail to realize, amid the rampant xenophobia and liberal reporting about Okinawa’s plight, is that U.S. service members account for an extremely small percentage of crime compared with that of the local populace.

This situation should be looked at objectively with a level of common sense yet to be conveyed thus far in news reports and opinion articles. Preventive measures by the U.S. military to somehow hinder the flawed nature of man affects everyone. For example, the actions of an airman don’t reflect those of a marine. The actions of two sailors not stationed in Japan don’t reflect those of soldiers. However, the sins of a few will always affect the many.

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