12 Dec 2013

US considers National Guard for American Samoa and CNMI

8:08 pm on 12 December 2013

The United States National Defense Authorization bill contains a provision requiring the Department of Defense to do a feasibility study on establishing National Guard units in American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.

The House is expected to vote on the appropriations act as early as tomorrow.

A statement from American Samoa's US Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin says he has worked on this issue since 2004 and he hopes the Congress will give it serious consideration.