That's right. It's not going to happen. It's too late for that, anyway. If we pull out of Kadena AFB, China will just take over those islands just like they have done with Korea's disputed islets, Vietnam's Oil rich shoreline, the Japanese Senkaku/Diaoyudao Islands, Philippine Masinloc provicincial islands and reefs, the Spratly Islands, Borneo, Malaysia, Tawain's islands, etc, etc, etc.
China's real economy and ecology are in free-fall right now now that Americans are too poor to buy their sub-standard plastic crap anymore. A billion hungry mouths means their elite are worried about overthrow which is why they are converting many of their container ships into war machines. Also this week, whole floating cities of unregistered Chinese fishing boats were sighted deep inside the Philippine Islands poaching endangered species again.
Clinton voted for the Iraq War and Global War on Terror and was Secretary of State and created a lot of this mess out here. Bernie Sanders is right. Clinton should have thought about what happens next when you remove brutal dictators like Saddam Hussian and Mohmar Kadafi. A power vacuum sets in, and the place devolves into Civil War.
At least under Saddam and Kadafi people had electricity and clean drinking water. They don't any more.
Think very long and hard about that. Okinawans may not like the war machine in their back yards. Who would? But they are completely defenseless from millions of Chinese fishing boats without Japan and the USA also preventing China from destroying reefs and building artificial islands complete with military runways on top them. Three new Chinese runways are now off my beach which killed off untold millions of endangered marine animals.
There's no EPA nor Protected Species Act according to China. They don't give a chit if they turn the whole world into an unbreathable hell like Mainland China now is. Companies are now selling bottled air in China since no one can breathe.
If you remove the only stabilizing force in the Pacific, the US Military, you doom SE Asia into Chinese Slave Colonies. The few indigenous people in Mongolia and Tibet will tell you what it's like to wake up staring at Chinese machine guns every morning. Now I want to reduce wasteful Military spending, but I don't want China's Red maps to become a reality, which they already published in Chinese newspapers showing all of SE Asia and Indonesia's 23,000 islands ruled by a brutal China.
Now in the Philippines, the government here is waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on the Constitutionality of re-allowing US warships to be anchored here to prevent the Chinese from further encroachments. They will render a ruling, they now say, sometime after New Year.