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Running to America again EDITORIAL 05/02/2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Running to America again

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05/02/2012
There went the Aquino government, running again to the United States and appealing for help to build a “minimum credible defense” amid an escalating territorial dispute with China.

Credible defense against giant China? There can never be any build up of credible defense on the Philippine side mainly because even if the country stacks up on military warfare, we can’t ever beat China and its military might, since China has been well-equipped militarily, land, sea and air for decades.

What then are Foreign Secretary Alberto del Rosario and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin really asking from Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta in their talks in Washington?

Surely they know that even military surplus from the US government isn’t that easy to get — without the US getting something in return — and generally, the US takes more from the country than what it gives it..... MORE

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