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Monday, January 18, 2016

Back to the Philippines?

Philippines to Offer the Use of Eight Bases to US Forces

The Philippines is set to offer the U.S. military use of eight bases, a military spokesman said Wednesday, after the country’s supreme court upheld a security agreement with Washington forged in the face of rising tensions with China.

The facilities include the former U.S. Clark airbase and air and naval facilities on the southwestern island of Palawan, which faces the South China Sea, the focus of territorial disputes with China.
I had some thoughts on bases in the RoP a couple of months ago in A Random Thought on the South China Sea Artificial Islands:
Of course, the RP already has islands along the South China Sea, so building new ones is not really necessary. On the other hand, perhaps they could use some AID money to help "fix up" some the islands in their territorial waters. Maybe add a nice helicopter base...

In any event, if we are going to sit down to play, we better be prepared to go all the way. As in the "Chicago Way,"

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:13 AM

    I agree with you, however the question I have is: Is it too late? I hope not.

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  2. I suspect there would be lots of volunteers to be based in Subic Bay.

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