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The United States and Japan on Thursday finalized a controversial agreement to transfer 9,000 U.S. Marines off the island of Okinawa.

But U.S. interests in the Pacific will not go undefended.

The Obama administration plans to deploy 3,000 dogwood trees to Japan to mark the 100th anniversary of the Japanese cherry blossom sneak attack on Washington, D.C., the Washington Free Beacon has learned.