US To Boost Military Presence On Island Nation To Counter China Threat
The U.S. and the Philippines are nearing an agreement to allow the U.S. military expanded presence on the island’s military bases as both countries eye China’s increasing threat to stability in the Pacific region, The Washington Post reported, citing officials.
The upcoming deal will upgrade access for units of the U.S. armed forces to Philippine military bases and include enhanced cooperation on a variety of security issues, such as rapid natural disaster response, the Post reported, citing U.S. and Philippine officials. Two of the sites under consideration lie on the northern Philippine island of Luzon, which analysts told the Post could serve as strategic bases from which to launch counter-China operations in the event of a contingency in the South China Sea — including an invasion of Taiwan.
Increased military cooperation “bodes well for our defense posture” but “is not aimed at any particular country,” a Philippine defense official told the Post. The deal is “more or less” worked out, but it will be finalized when Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Philippine acting defense secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. meet, the official said...
Was an industrial designer most of my career. Although did do plans for a 5 basic design tract housing division back in the 70's in Elgin IL. Used standard plans and modified per company / customer specs. Had a street named after me. No not AH BLVD.
Almost 50 years of owning home and doing my own repairs, electrical, plumbing, installing hardwood floors, taking out bearing walls, building decks, etc. Gave me some insight.
But "stick built" vs HB is very different and caused some deviations from what I'm accustomed to. I know what I wanted but relied on BIL for modifications as to what's normal practice here. Some of my "American" features have caused confusion and need to be very detailed in explaining. Doing my own drawings helped.
Interior house doors going in. Notice the hings - Hafele - German made and rated for 15 Lg each x 4 per door.
Also South drainage ditch. The back / front? slopes East to west , South to North. I say back / front because it has main entrance from driveway but also DK. It'll have grating to allow people / car to pass over and water to enter
hope all is well. Was thinking about your lobster hatchery adventure yesterday after a trip to the local Asian store and fish market. So pulled up your profile today. AGAIN HOPE ALL IS WELL since it says it has been 8 months since you visited the forum
Thank you Cookie for the information on Mactan Island, it sounds like no power or internet yet. The Expat had to leave because the brother in-law in the compound was threatening to kill him, plus he had some minor I think health issues that needed to be addressed.
Now this same brother in-law is blocking people from visiting his wife within this compound, he can't even contact the PNP or Municipality because nobody seems to be up and running.
Mr Mike do you still live in Ellijay, Ga. i am going there in Aug to visit a Navy shipmate a WO4 he lives in a log cabin home back in the woods have been there 3 times as it not far from Anderson SC where i live