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The Yankees are back

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Yankees are back


By BENJIE OLIVEROS
Bulatlat.com
The docking of the USS North Carolina (SSN77) at Subic Bay, May 13, appears to be a sign that the issue of US military bases and the concomitant presence of US military troops has gone full circle. The submarine is being touted as “one of the stealthiest, most technologically advanced submarines in the world. It brings to the region the capability to conduct the full spectrum of potential submarine missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, naval special warfare involving special operations forces, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and mine warfare.”

The article today May 15 published by Interaksyon described the submarine as “nuclear-powered.” What it failed to mention is that being one of the newest class of submarines of the US Navy and with its described capabilities, it is, without doubt, nuclear-armed. This is a clear violation of the Philippine Constitution, which declares a policy of “freedom from nuclear weapons in its territory.”

However, the Aquino government is silent about it..... MORE

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