United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot




 
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April 25th, 2015  
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Topic: United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot


The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in a speech in Arizona, has outlined Washington's next phase in its Asia "pivot", deploying its most sophisticated destroyers, bombers and fighters to the region. The Asia "pivot" has already seen U.S. Marines rotating through the Australian tropical city of Darwin, the country's closest city to Asia, for training.




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April 25th, 2015  
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There is no doubt that the Philippine government would jump on this opportunity .
 


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