Back to the Future? The US and the Philippines

An article in the New York Times on July 13, 2013 reported that the US military is now looking for a more or less permanent return to the archipelago although this time on less grandiose scale, stationing more or less permanent US troops inside Philippine military bases as opposed to re-establishing large, expensive stand-alone American installations of times past that were the last US hold-overs since Philippine independence in 1946 and that had been considered vital to US military efforts in Asia throughout the Cold War. Read more »