Following a fatal accident in Japan, the US military has officially banned alcohol from troops.
A US marine, suspected of being intoxicated, caused an accident that killed a local man. The marine, 21-year-old James McLean, was arrested and given a breath test which revealed that he was higher than 3 times the legal limit.
To prevent further accidents, troops have been restricted from alcohol on AND off the base. After a Japanese woman was murdered by a military official last year, the US military is doing everything they can to keep a good relationship with the country of Japan.