Guam is slated to become massive military base

By Adam Ashton McClatchy Washington Bureau HAGATNA, Guam — Thousands of Marines will land on this island sometime in the next few years, and their first steps will fall on a sturdy-as-granite pier in a sheltered Pacific harbor newly rebuilt to carry wave after wave of tank-driving troops. "We're ready for them," said Cmdr. David Ellis, the executive officer at a Navy base that's been swelling with military construction projects to prepare for the new troops. What's less certai ... More