Wednesday, November 13, 2013
On 5 November 2013, it was reported that the USA and the Philippines are in disagreement about the USA’s wish for a much increased military presence in the Philippines.
In October 2013, US Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled a visit to the Philippines.
The Philippine Senate voted in 1991 to close down major U.S. bases.
A pact ratified in 1999 allowed temporary visits such as joint exercises.Philippines: The Next US Military Base
The Philippines may be pressured to let the US military have its way.
A weather-watcher known as ‘Dutchsinse’ has linked the typhoon in the Philippines to man-made microwave pulses coming from an American base in the Pacific.