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Island of Pagan opposes plan to use it for Marine invasion training
Island of Pagan opposes plan to use it for Marine invasion training

The tiny Pacific island of Pagan is a lost world of deserted black sand beaches, feral pigs and huge fruit bats. Two active volcanoes, one at each end of the spoon-shaped isle, rise over a deep blue horizon. A rusting Zero fighter plane lies near a derelict Japanese-built runway still pockmarked with craters from an American bomber attack seven decades ago in World War II. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post identified Jerome Aldan as the mayor of the Northern Mariana Islands. He is the mayor of Pagan and other northern islands in the Northern Marianas chain. ------------ Now, if the U.S. Marine Corps gets its way, Pagan will go to war again —...

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