Yesterday U.S. president Donald Trump tweeted that he wants to talk with China and Russia about halting the “uncontrollable” arms race between the three countries.
While this is probably political posturing in response to the negative backlash Trump has received regarding the U.S. / China tariffs and trade war, I find this nevertheless hopeful for occupied Pacific Islands that seek to remove U.S. military bases, such as Okinawa, Hawaii, and Guam, as well as for the rest of the world. Halting the arms race would mean less need for U.S. overseas military bases, which means a greater chance for closing military bases in the Pacific.
Not to mention, halting the arms race between the U.S., China, and Russia would bring greater peace and stability to the world at large.
Rob Kajiwara is an Okinawan-Hawaiian singer/songwriter, visual artist, baseball player, and human rights activist. For more information, please visit his website at www.RobKajiwara.com.