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Post  Napoleon Buddhist on Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:35 am

Concerning Report, but we never did hear about these specific concerns about us.

PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea warned Thursday that its military has been cleared to attack the U.S. using "smaller, lighter and diversified" nuclear weapons, while the U.S. said it will strengthen regional protection by deploying a missile defense system to Guam.

Despite the intense rhetoric, analysts do not expect a nuclear attack by North Korea, which knows the move could trigger a destructive, suicidal war. Experts believe Pyongyang does not yet have the ability to launch nuclear-tipped missiles, but its other nuclear capabilities aren't fully known.

The strident warning from Pyongyang is the latest in a series of escalating threats from North Korea, which has railed against joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises taking place in South Korea and has expressed anger over tightened sanctions for its February nuclear test.

For a second day Thursday, North Korean border authorities denied entry to South Koreans who manage jointly run factories in the North Korean city of Kaesong. A North Korean government-run committee threatened to pull out North Korean workers from Kaesong as well.

On Tuesday, Pyongyang announced it would restart a plutonium reactor it had shut down in 2007. A U.S. research institute said Wednesday that satellite imagery shows that construction needed for the restart has already begun.

North Korea's military statement said its troops had been authorized to counter U.S. "aggression" with "powerful practical military counteractions," including nuclear weapons.

"We formally inform the White House and Pentagon that the ever-escalating U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK and its reckless nuclear threat will be smashed by the strong will of all the united service personnel and people and cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means," an unnamed spokesman from the General Bureau of the Korean People's Army said in a statement carried by state media, referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. "The U.S. had better ponder over the prevailing grave situation."

The Pentagon announced that it will deploy a missile defense system to the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam to strengthen regional protection against a possible attack.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Washington is doing all it can to defuse the situation, echoing comments a day earlier by Secretary of State John Kerry.

"Some of the actions they've taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger and threat to the interests, certainly of our allies, starting with South Korea and Japan, and also the threats that the North Koreans have leveled directly at the United States regarding our base in Guam, threatened Hawaii, threatened the West Coast of the United States," Hagel said Wednesday.

South Korea's Defense Ministry said its military is ready to deal with any provocation by North Korea. "I can say we have no problem in crisis management," deputy ministry spokesman Wee Yong-sub told reporters.

This spring's annual U.S.-South Korea drills have incorporated fighter jets and nuclear-capable stealth bombers, though the allies insist they are routine exercises. Pyongyang calls them rehearsals for a northward invasion.

The foes fought on opposite sides of the three-year Korean War, which ended in a truce in 1953. The divided Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war six decades later, and Washington keeps 28,500 troops in South Korea to protect its ally.

North Korea's nuclear strike capabilities remain unclear.

Pyongyang is believed to be working toward building an atomic bomb small enough to mount on a long-range missile. Long-range rocket launches designed to send satellites into space in 2009 and 2012 were widely considered covert tests of missile technology, and North Korea has conducted three underground nuclear tests, most recently in February.

"I don't believe North Korea has the capacity to attack the United States with nuclear weapons mounted on missiles, and won't for many years. Its ability to target and strike South Korea is also very limited," nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, said this week.

"And even if Pyongyang had the technical means, why would the regime want to launch a nuclear attack when it fully knows that any use of nuclear weapons would result in a devastating military response and would spell the end of the regime?" he said in answers posted to CISAC's website.

In Seoul, a senior government official said Tuesday it wasn't clear how advanced North Korea's nuclear weapons capabilities are. But he also noted fallout from any nuclear strike on Seoul or beyond would threaten Pyongyang as well, making a strike unlikely. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly to the media.

North Korea maintains that it needs to build nuclear weapons to defend itself against the United States. On Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un led a high-level meeting of party officials who declared building the economy and "nuclear armed forces" as the nation's two top priorities.

Hecker has estimated that North Korea has enough plutonium to make several crude nuclear bombs. Its announcement Tuesday that it would restart a plutonium reactor indicated that it intends to produce more nuclear weapons material.

The U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies has analyzed recent commercial satellite imagery of the Nyongbyon nuclear facility, where the reactor was shut down in 2007 under the terms of a disarmament agreement. A cooling tower for the reactor was destroyed in 2008.

The analysis published Wednesday on the institute's website, 38 North, says that rebuilding the tower would take six months, but a March 27 photo shows building work may have started for an alternative cooling system that could take just weeks. Experts estimate it could take three months to a year to restart the plant.

Meanwhile, North Korea threatened to close the Kaesong industrial complex, which houses factories powered by South Korean money and know-how and North Korean labor. It is a symbol of inter-Korean cooperation that has endured years of declining relations.

Trucks carrying cargo and South Korean workers were turned back Wednesday, and again Thursday morning, at the border city of Paju.

North Korea was allowing South Korean managers at Kaesong to return home. About 220 South Koreans were to cross the heavily fortified border into the South throughout Thursday, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry.

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Post  Napoleon Buddhist on Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:42 am

Marriages have played an important role in the historical Peace Making Process.

Is it really a better way to avoid the type of regretable... to win our self defense in World War II.

Surely we learned better than that with our United Nations experience intervening in the Korean conflict.




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We are looking at aquiring a lovely looking rich Buddhist wife in Asia as a simple token of my sincere willingness to work with the peace making process which our Lord Buddha successfully realized with the Dharmaraja tradition as referred to in Maha Sudassana Sutta, Long Discourse of the Buddha #17.



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Post  Napoleon Buddhist on Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:43 am

Historically treaties have been written in 3 languages, both countires involved and Frech.

Buddhist America, Don Morealle. We have been getting more and more Buddhists in America and France is too.

Bonjour(French word) from Paris, the city of love.

We have arrived in Asia and are here willing to continue to work and support that wonderful loving kindness tradition.




Henry Kissinger with decades of experience as a United States diplomat, a man who has devoted his life to a worthy accomplishment that we refer to with the word peace.


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Post  Napoleon Buddhist on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:13 am

Celebrating Successful Acquisition of Wife in Middle Country



I have successfully acquired a Buddhist wife in the Middle Country and have been involved in my customary celebration.

I feel confident that my lovely Buddhist wife may be of help with my Peace Pagoda work including in Asia.




The Nobel Peace Prize
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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Leymah Gbowee
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Tawakkol Karman
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My first visit to Seattle, Washington as an interstate responder to the Governor of Washington's historic request for help about the flood etc. in my Ladies Choice Maha Sudassana edition. I have taken advantage of my prescense in Asia including with my 7 Gems Site Tour in Uttaradit, Thailand.


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Post  Napoleon Buddhist on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:22 am

As an international responder to Sri Lanka's DMC request for help about the monsoon etc. 2011, the bridge in Matara was one I had seen in use for my site tour.

The United States under my Great President Barack Obama was the leading international donator of tents in response to the scenario.
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Post  Napoleon Buddhist on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:25 am

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has announced $10 million, or about 300 million baht, in extra flood recovery assistance to Thailand, including money to repair Don Mueang airport.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tries on an improvised life vest with empty bottles inside during his visit to a flood shelter at Chulalongkorn University. Mr Ban was on a one-day visit to Thailand and is due to leave tomorrow. PATIPAT JANTHONG

Mrs Clinton said after talks with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday evening during her visit to Thailand that the amount was in addition to the $1.1 million in direct humanitarian aid previously given via the Thai Red Cross, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM).
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Post  Napoleon Buddhist on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:35 am

Operation Tomodachi (トモダチ作戦, tomodachi sakusen?, lit. "Operation Friend(s)") was a United States Armed Forces assistance operation to support Japan in disaster relief following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The operation took place from 12 March to 4 May 2011, involved 24,000 U.S servicemembers, 189 aircraft, 24 naval ships, and cost $90 million.[1]

Contents [hide]
1 Bases and commands
2 Joint operations
2.1 Navy
2.1.1 Radiologic incidents
2.2 Marine Corps
2.3 Air Force
2.3.1 Air base
2.3.2 Cub Scouts
2.4 Army
3 Operation Pacific Passage
4 Interagency collaboration
5 Timeline
5.1 11 March 2011
5.2 12 March 2011
5.3 13 March 2011
5.4 14 March 2011
5.5 15 March 2011
5.6 16 March 2011
5.7 17 March 2011
5.8 23 March 2011
5.9 25 March 2011
5.10 1 May 2011
5.11 4 May 2011
5.12 4 September 2012
5.13 Clean-up efforts
6 Effect on Japan–US relations
7 See also
8 References
9 External links


[edit] Bases and commands
A C-17 Globemaster is loaded with food, water and blankets at Yokota.Many if not most of the American military bases in Japan are involved in some manner in Operation Tomodachi.

Yokota Air Base in Fussa, western Tokyo, is the Operational Command center, and furthermore functions as the aviation hub due to the washout of the Sendai Airport by the tsunami.
Kadena Air Base, Okinawa is the hub of airpower in the Pacific.
Marine Corps Air Station Futenma
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, operated as an aviation hub for many aircraft traveling to northern installations.
Camp Fuji
Misawa Air Base, Aomori Combined services and JDF
Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture home of CVW-5 and Fleet Air Wing 4 of the JDF
Camp Zama is the home of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward)
Sasebo Naval Base in Nagasaki Prefecture, USS Essex (LHD-2) and its Expeditionary Strike Group
Yokosuka Naval Base inside of Tokyo Bay, is home to the 7th Fleet, comprising 11 War Ships, Including the USS George Washington (CVN-73) and Command Ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19).
Task Force Fuji Camp Fuji Marines and Sailors
Camp Courtney, Okinawa, operated as the communications post between Okinawa and mainland Japan
[edit] Joint operationsCol. Stephen Bissonnette, deputy commander of the 353rd SOG stated that "[T]he devastation caused by the earthquake is truly heartbreaking...As part of coordinated relief efforts, the group will work tirelessly with our Japanese counterparts and other relief organizations to help the people affected by the earthquake recover..." The US aid efforts are conducted under the direction of Japanese government or military authorities.[2]

[edit] Navy
Japanese citizens form a human chain to unload supplies from a U.S. helicopter.The United States Navy quickly moved 10 naval vessels closer to Japan to provide aid.[3] Aircraft from two VR (Navy Transport Squadron) units were already in theatre during the earthquake at NAF Atsugi. These aircraft a C-130, and a C-40 were ready at the exact moment of need. VR62's C-130 delivered 127 tons of material to aid in relief efforts, VR58's C-40 delivered 366,000 pounds of food and water as well as moving 1400 passengers.[4] Fleet Logistics Support Wing Surged aircraft from eight more squadrons that also assisted (VR52, VR53, VR54, VR55, VR56, VR57, VR61, VR64).[5] The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and its battle group were moved to the east coast of Honshu. As well as the group's own helicopters, the Ronald Reagan served as a refuelling platform for Japan Self-Defense Forces helicopters.[6] C-2 Greyhound aircraft assigned to VRC-30 and attached to CVW-14 and CVW-5 ferried over 100 tons of food, water, blankets, clothing, and medical supplies from NAF Atsugi to USS Ronald Reagan for distribution by helicopter to local sites in Japan.[7]

Yokota Air Base was used in the aftermath of the earthquake as a landing field for commercial flights as Tokyo Narita Airport was closed.[8] The Navy helicopters based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi and elsewhere were made available for search and rescue immediately after the tsunami, including searching off-shore debris fields[8] and later assisted with food drops.[9] P-3 Orion aircraft were used to do damage surveys.[8] Amphibious landing craft and utility landing craft (LCUs) were used to deploy U.S and Japanese troops and supplies to areas where docks were damaged. Japan electrical company trucks were also moved by U.S. LCUs from USS Essex (LHD-2), notably to Oshima Island.[10]

The destroyers USS McCampbell (DDG-85) and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54), which were off the Bōsō Peninsula at the time of the earthquake, and their helicopters were made available for search and rescue.[9] The landing ships USS Essex (LHD-2) and USS Germantown (LSD-42), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit from Okinawa, were moved from the Sea of Japan to the east coast of Japan.[11]


A U.S. landing craft moves Japan Defense Force vehiclesUSS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), which had just arrived in Singapore at the time of the earthquake, was loaded with relief supplies and prepared to sail for Japan.[12]

USS Tortuga (LSD-46), an amphibious dock ship embarked two MH-53E Heavy Lift Helicopters assigned to HM-14 DET 1 stationed in Pohang South Korea. The entire Det was on board Tortuga less than 18 hours after the earthquake and tsunami hit. Tortuga transported 800 Japanese civil defense workers from the island of Hokkaido to Honshu with 90 vehicles.[13][not specific enough to verify]

Military Sealift Command ships also took part in the operation by transferring relief supplies and fuel to other supporting ships. The ships that took part in the operation were: USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7), USNS Pecos (T-AO 197),USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), USS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9), USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10)[14]

USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50), which was stationed at U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, arrived at Hachinohe, Japan with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 and Underwater Construction Team 2 to clear wreckage from a local commercial channel.[15][16]

During the operation the 7th Fleet flew 160 search and relief sorties for 1,100 flight hours, delivered 260 tons of relief supplies, and helped clear the ports of Hachinohe, Aomori, Miyako, Iwate, and Kesennuma, Miyagi.[17]

In total 130 aircraft, 12,510 personnel and over 16 American naval ships took part in Operation Tomodachi, including USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), USS Cowpens (CG-63), USS Shiloh (CG-67), USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), USS McCampbell (DDG-85), USS Preble (DDG-88), USS Mustin (DDG-89), USS Germantown (LSD-42), USS Tortuga (LSD-46), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49), USS Essex (LHD-2), USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50).[18][19]

[edit] Radiologic incidents
Sailors scrub the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan. (See further Images of radiation decontamination of USS Ronald Reagan)The US Navy dispatched aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and other vessels which flew a series of helicopter operations. A spokesman for U.S. 7th Fleet naval personnel stated that monitoring equipment indicated that the warship had been exposed to radiation. Separate hand-held equipment also picked up the contamination on 17 crew members, who had participated in rescue operations. Commander Jeff Davis said that the exposure was low enough that after the crew washed with soap and water, follow-up tests were negative. Davis characterized the exposure as comparable to routine civilian activities and reiterated the US Navy's commitment to the relief operation.[20] As a precaution the aircraft carrier was repositioned farther offshore, away from the downwind direction of the plant and decontaminated. Several helicopters were also decontaminated after returning from flights. One helicopter made a landing at Fukushima Airport after experiencing rotor icing and exposed some Australian and New Zealand search and rescue team members to low levels of radiation.

Radiation precautions were taken at U.S. bases, including USS George Washington leaving port at Yokosuka after very low levels of radiation were detected there. Part of its air complement moved to Misawa Air Base to support relief operations.[21]

[edit] Marine Corps
Marines move from Okinawa aboard a KC-130United States Marine Corps facilities in Japan escaped major damage, with no reported casualties.[22][23] This intact infrastructure allowed Marines from III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler to mobilize aid quickly.[24][25][not specific enough to verify]

Marines based at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma moved command and control teams and systems to NAF Atsugi.[3] Eight KC-130Js from VMGR-152 and eight CH-46E and four CH-53 Super Stallions transport helicopters from HMM-265, all from MCAS Futenma, were made available to transport rescue teams and equipment, as well as provide search and rescue.[3]

The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit responded to Northern Japan from Malaysia and Indonesia, where the unit was conducting Theater Security Cooperation exercises. The 31st MEU delivered relief supplies to five cities, one island and one Japanese ship. More than 164,000 pounds of food and relief supplies were delivered, along with thousands of gallons of water. Elements of the 31st MEU, including Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines went ashore on Oshima Island to deliver critical supplies and assist in debris removal.

MV Westpac Express, a civil-registered fast ferry chartered by the Marine Corps, was made available to transport equipment from Okinawa to Honshu.[3] Westpac Express made two sorties in support of Operation Tomodachi. The ship moved 450 tons of cargo, including 7-ton trucks, fuel tankers, generators and water tanks from Okinawa to Iwakuni, Japan, arriving 15 March. On 20 March, Westpac Express loaded 226 pallets of bottled water at Pohang, ROK, off-loading at Iwakuni the next day.[14]

[edit] Air ForceA United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Misawa Air Base on 14 March with the first batch of relief workers and 50 civil engineers from Kadena Air Base.[26]


A USAF C-17 is checked for radiation at Yokota after a relief flight.Two C-17A Globemaster cargo aircraft from Joint Base Lewis-McChord were made available to transport rescue teams and equipment.[3] A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle was deployed from Guam for damage assessments.[8]

[edit] Air baseYokota Air Base is the hub for air operations from which cleanup crews were dispatched to clean up Sendai airport. At a Town Hall meeting, the Commander of the 374th Air Wing USAF presented an overview of joint forces operations in support of the Japanese and emphasized teamwork between various players. He stated that "we are very blessed" to be in the nation of Japan because it has a highly sophisticated set of technologies to minimize the damage but that the personnel, logistic and financing problems were formidable.

He repeatedly asserted that the situation is "eminently controllable" in part due to highly experienced personnel available for various contingencies. US military personnel stationed at the Air Base expressed interest in making cash donations – in dollars or yen – to the American Red Cross and other organizations working in the Japanese relief effort.[27]

[edit] Cub ScoutsCub Scout Pack 49 of Yokota Air Base has a brotherhood with a local Japanese pack called Kiyose. The boys of Kiyose have asked Pack 49 to gather donations to help out the children impacted by the tsunami, needing simple school supplies, pencils, rulers, scissors etc.[citation needed]

[edit] ArmySeveral Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the U.S. Army Japan Aviation Detachment have been made available for relief efforts. A disaster assessment team from I Corps (United States) Forward departed Camp Zama and arrived in northeastern Japan on 14 March to assist in relief and humanitarian operations as well as set up a forward logistics base for supplies.[28] A 59-member logistics team from Sagamihara General Depot helped reopen Sendai Airport.[8]

[edit] Operation Pacific Passage
Charter flights carried family of U.S. service members in Japan to the U.S. West Coast. (See further Category:Operation Pacific Passage)Over 7,000 family members of U.S. service members in Japan were voluntarily evacuated in March to Seattle Tacoma Airport and Travis Air Force Base in the U.S. during Operation Pacific Passage.[29] Concerns over the uncertainty of the radiation situation and reducing the burden of supporting families while conducting relief operations and the related troop movements lead to the relocation program.

[edit] Interagency collaborationWith Yokota Air Base available, US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance sent Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 2 and Virginia Task Force 1.[30] Two urban search and rescue teams arrived at the pending merger with a 60 member/two-dog team from the UK. On 3/16, a RAAF C-17 Globemaster III landed on Kadena's flight line. USAF personnel assisted Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Ground Self Defense Force to load supplies and fly to mainland Japan.[31][not specific enough to verify]

[edit] Timeline[edit] 11 March 2011USS Tortuga conducts an emergency recall of all personnel onboard and is Underway at 1900 en route Pohang South Korea to on load HM-14 Det

[edit] 12 March 2011Four Marine KC-130J Aircraft from VMGR-152 deployed from MCAS Futenma to the Japanese Mainland to support relief operations. About a hundred airmen and three MC-130P Combat Shadows, with 19 maintenance personnel, from the 353rd Special Operations Group deployed on 12 March, one day after the earthquake. Col. Stephen Bissonnette, deputy commander of the 353rd SOG stated that "[T]he devastation caused by the earthquake is truly heartbreaking...As part of coordinated relief efforts, the group will work tirelessly with our Japanese counterparts and other relief organizations to help the people affected by the earthquake recover..."[32]

[edit] 13 March 2011
Marine helicopters depart Okinawa for AtsugiFour additional Marine KC-130J aircraft from VMGR-152 deployed from MCAS Futenma along with nearly 80 maintainers, effectively relocating the squadron to the Japanese Mainland. Eight Marine CH-46E helicopters from HMM-265 deployed to NAS Atsugi to begin relief operations. A USAF KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Misawa Air Base on Sunday with the first batch of relief workers and 50 civil engineers from Kadena Air Base.[26]

Two US urban search and rescue teams arrived from Fairfax County, Virginia and Los Angeles County, California with a total of 140 rescuers and 14 rescue dogs. The teams merged with a 63 member search and rescue team from the UK. The combined US-UK operation deployed to the town of Sumita, Iwate to set up a base of operations.[33] The teams performed daily search and rescue missions in the cities of Ofunato and Kamaishi for five days until departing for home.

Members of the U.S. Navy Reserve Detachment 105 were joined by six members of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Liaison (LNO) and Consequence Management Advisory Team (CMAT). These two elements formed the initial core of the United States Forces Japan (USFJ) Radiological Consequence Management Team (RCMT) whose mission was to advise Lieutenant General Burton Field Commander USFJ on matters related to the nuclear fuel cycle, potential hazards, and potential mitigation of a radiological incident. DTRA Liaison and CMAT personnel were among the first U.S. personnel to visit the TEPCO response site (J-Village) located a few kilometers from the Fukushima Diachi reactor. DTRA personnel also established relationships TEPCO engineering and management deconflicting information for the U.S. Ambassador and United States Forces Japan Commander.

HM-14 DET 1 rapidly deploys to assist in relief efforts on board USS Tortuga. The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron also arrived at Misawa Air Base for Operation Tomodachi.

[edit] 14 March 2011The Yokota Town Hall Meeting was conducted in which personnel and their families were reassured that the problems, though formidable, were manageable given the highly qualified Japanese, US, and international personnel on the scene. There was an assurance that there would be daily monitoring of radiation levels. Many of the service men and women expressed interest in making financial contributions through the Red Cross.[27]

[edit] 15 March 2011Work continued to re-establish a workable landing strip at Sendai Airport. Kadena AFB personnel restored minimal power at Misawa to Air Force personnel, still pending Navy power restoration.[34] The USS George Washington was docked for maintenance in Yokosuka, about 175 miles (280 kilometers) from the plant, when instruments detected the radiation at 7 am Tuesday (6 p.m. ET Monday).

[edit] 16 March 2011
U.S. sailors assist locals and French volunteers to clear the harbor in HachinoheRear Admiral Wren, the Commander, US Naval Forces Japan, sent out a letter advising personnel to limit outdoor activity at Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Naval Air Facility Atsugi due to newly developing, low level radiation.[35]

[edit] 17 March 2011The Pentagon said Thursday that it was sending more specialized aircraft to evaluate nuclear contamination at and around the Fukushima site, including a WC-135, Constant Phoenix from Offutt Air Force Base to take air samples, which aircraft had formerly been used as a sniffer with regard to North Korean nuclear weapons testing.[36][37]

Carrier Air Wing-5 was relocated from NAF Atsugi to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam temporarily, what the Navy calls a "force posture adjustment" for Operation Tomodachi. The air wing's SH-60 helicopters from HS-14 and HSL-51 and C-2 Greyhound from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 Det. 5 remained behind in support of the operation.[38][39][40] As a precaution, the navy has also stopped moving its personnel to Japan as well.[41]

According to NPR, unmanned Global Hawk drones and old U-2 were also deployed and along with a planning team from the U.S. Northern Command in Colorado.[42]

[edit] 23 March 2011Navy officials halted air operations from USS Ronald Reagan temporarily on Wednesday so they could decontaminate the ship from the radiation the ship received. While the radiation did not pose any significant health risk, “it needed to go away,” Cmdr. Ron Rutan, chief engineer for the Reagan.[43][44][45]

[edit] 25 March 2011
U.S. barge loaded with fresh water for Fukushima Power PlantMississippi and Alabama National Guard forces joined those from Kentucky and Guam to assist with Operation Tomodachi.[46][47]

500,000 gallons of fresh water has been provided from the US Navy to support cooling efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.[48]

[edit] 1 May 2011US troops will begin to withdraw from the Tohoku coastline and return to their bases, and the US-Japan Joint Cooperation Center in Sendai has closed down.[49] While it will continue to airlift personnel and supplies as needed, the work on the ground will be handed over to the Japanese Self-Defence Forces.[50]

[edit] 4 May 2011Marines from the Consequence Management Support Force return to Okinawa from mainland Japan 4 May, representing the departure of the last major element of the III Marine Expeditionary Force deployed to mainland in support of Operation Tomodachi.[51]

[edit] 4 September 2012United States Department of Defense releases location-based radiation dose estimates for U.S. personnel involved in Operation Tomodachi on the Environmental Health Surveillance Registries website.[52][53]

[edit] Clean-up effortsUS troops assisted Japanese government workers in cleaning up debris and rubble left by the tsunami.[54]

[edit] Effect on Japan–US relations
Toshimi Kitazawa given an Operation Tomodachi banner on 4 April 2011The disaster may have also brought a diplomatic opening to Japan. The support provided by the US illustrated the value of the relationship between the two countries.[55][56] The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the "coordinated relief activities at the disaster sites are expected to deepen the Japan-U.S. alliance."[58][59]

On 4 April 2011, Japan's minister of defense, Toshimi Kitazawa, accompanied by US ambassador to Japan John Roos, visited the Ronald Reagan to thank its crew for its assistance as part of Operation Tomodachi. Said Kitazawa, "I have never been more encouraged by and proud of the fact that the United States is our ally."[60]

On 10 April 2011, Japan's Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, visited Camp Sendai to talk to U.S. service members. The prime minister spoke of the immediate response of the U.S. military and expressed his belief that the joint efforts between the U.S. military, and the JGSDF will only strengthen the bonds between the Japanese people and the United States.[61]

A nationwide survey conducted in Japan from September to October 2011 found that an all-time high of 82 percent felt friendly feelings towards the US. Japan's Foreign Ministry attributed the number to the effects of Operation Tomodachi.[62]

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Post  Holles Wood on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:54 am

Napoleon Buddhist,

Congradulations on acquiring such a lovely looking wife of Korean Association, and she has already started to work for you.

I believe the Korean Fashion style she was wearing may be very popular for your Buddhist Fashion Show activities up there.

Holles Wood

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Re: History of Marriage Playbook to Korea concern

Post  Holles Wood on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:45 am

Marriage Celebration: Roll over for my convience

Celebration of American Asian Marriages continued in Nong Khai, with a lovely view of the friendship bridge. As these wives were acquried during the Songkran Festival the customary celebrations then have been extended with consideraton of Napoleon Buddhist's Celebration Activites.

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