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US bases return seen as Okinawa base closes By Michaela P. del Callar 02/16/2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

US bases return seen as Okinawa base closes

By Michaela P. del Callar 02/16/2012

American military bases seem to be returning to the Philippines under President Aquino’s government, despite the 1987 Constitution banning the stay of foreign military bases

It is being done in such a circuitous way that circumvents the constitutional proviso on military bases.

The United States is eyeing the transfer of some of the thousands of American troops stationed in Okinawa to the Philippines as Washington reduces its military presence in the Japanese island, where residents have called for the shutdown of its large military base..... MORE

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