Why A Big Boost In US Sea Power Could Be A Boon For Hawaii

“Honolulu is headquarters for the U.S. Pacific Command, so an increase in defense spending likely means more ships stationed in the islands, more construction on military bases and an expansion of activity at the shipyard at Pearl Harbor.”

“Military experts say increased spending is needed not just because there are new threats, but also because the existing U.S. fleet, much of it built in the 1980s, is worn out and needs to be modernized.”

“Moreover, to compete with mainland communities that also want the economic development the military brings, Hawaii would need to decide to take steps to facilitate military growth in the state.”

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Source: By Kirstin Downey, Honolulu Civil Beat



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