US bases in Okinawa
"The presence of U.S. troops in both Japan and Korea is crucial, in my judgment, to maintaining security and stability in the Pacific," he said. "It's not just a matter of protecting Japan and Korea. Not just a matter of protecting U.S. interests. It's maintaining security and stability in the whole region."
But crimes committed by US servicemen have been a rallying point for local citizenry opposed to the US military presence.
- CNN - U.S. servicemen convicted in Okinawa rape - Mar. 7, 1996
- B-29 Superfortress Units of the Korean War, by Robert F. Dorr, Osprey Publishing, 2003