US to build £8bn super base on Pacific island of Guam | Telegraph

Gee, is this one of those ‘shovel ready’ projects? — PID

(TELEGRAPH) — The expansion will include a dock for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, a missile defence system, live-fire training sites and the expansion of the island’s airbase. It will be the largest investment in a military base in the western Pacific since the Second World War, and the biggest spend on naval infrastructure in decades.

However, Guam residents fear the build-up could hurt their ecosystem and tourism-dependent economy.

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