Japan US Military

June 22, 2012 - 12:07 AM
FILE - In this March 30, 2012 file photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, left, talks with his chief of staff Jeremy Bash after landing in an V-22 Osprey at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Recent crashes involving the U.S. military's latest transport aircraft are fueling an uproar in Japan that could threaten plans to deploy them to the southern island of Okinawa by the end of the year. U.S. officials are scheduled to brief Japanese representatives in Washington on Friday, June 22 after Okinawa and another city likely to host the Osprey aircraft became concerned. (AP Photo/Mike Blake, Pool, File)