US to deploy Osprey in Okinawa Despite Local Opposition

The US Defense Department says it will deploy its Osprey aircraft in Okinawa despite local opposition after recent crashes. Spokesperson George Little said on Monday the Pentagon stands behind its decision.

The United States military is planning test flights late July at its Iwakuni base in Yamaguchi Prefecture, before deploying the craft to Okinawas Futenma Marine air base.

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