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Philippine’s Possible Involvement on North Korean Crisis

Philippine Minister of National Defense Angelo...
Philippine Minister of National Defense Angelo Reyes (right, far-side) meets with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld (left foreground) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers (right foreground), U.S. Air Force, in the Pentagon on Aug. 12, 2002. Ambassador to the United States Albert Del Rosario joined Reyes in the talks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippines, as an ally of the United States, is expected to give full support to the latter if the U.S. is attacked by North Korea as per its threat. One major aspect that is being eyed for are the previous military bases once used by the Americans on Philippine territories for decades.  Yes, by all means – they are permitted to once again put those bases back to its warfare readiness as deemed appropriate according to this news:

Philippines offers US its military bases in case of North Korea war

By: Agence France-Presse

Manila: The US would be allowed to station forces at military bases in the Philippines if it went to war with North Korea, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Saturday citing a treaty between the allies. “Our mutual defence treaty calls for joint action if either the Philippines or the United States is attacked,” del Rosario said in comments sent to AFP at a time of heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.

The move is expected to be beneficial for both countries – for the U.S. to have strategic locations for their bases and for the Philippines to strengthen its military capabilities – that is so timely with the constant trespassing of Chinese vessels on prohibited sea lines and hopefully for the Malaysians to stop their alleged human rights violations to Filipinos living in Sabah.


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