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Hither and Yon

Yankee, don’t go home just yet; Unlikely ‘strategic partnerships’ take shape in East Asia

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By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
Here’s a twist on the shifting course of the recent military history of the region. The Philippines and Vietnam are about to become “strategic partners” in common cause against, yes, the Chinese.
For those who may have forgotten, the U.S., having ruled the  Read More 
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Stormy weather in the South China Sea: Manila, Washington, Seoul weigh the options

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By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
MANILA -- War clouds hang over the South China Sea.
The question is whether they’ll burst into a storm or simply cast a menacing shadow and eventually blow away. The outlook for clear weather does not appear bright while the Philippines works on reopening Subic  Read More 
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Ironies abound in Subic Bay and Vietnam: U.S. Navy welcomed back with open arms

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By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
SUBIC BAY, Philippines ― The presence here of the USS Shiloh, a cruiser laden with missiles and cannon, reminds visitors of a bygone era. It was almost 25 years ago that the U.S. Navy had to abandon Subic Bay and the U.S. Air Force evacuated  Read More 
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