No matter the many denials from Philippine government officials led by Noynoy that the meeting between him and US President Barack Obama that dwelled on increased American military presence in the country --- with Obama saying the US will continue to be a power in Asia-Pacific --- has nothing to do with the China-Philippines dispute adding that China should not take umbrage over these developments.
How can China, or, for that matter, Filipinos, not see through these denials, since all that talk of building up a “minimum credible defense” for the Philippines came about precisely due to the continued stand-off between Beijing and Manila at the disputed Scarborough Shoal?
Just what game is Noynoy playing that places the Filipinos in harm’s way?
Even if the country’s military does get modernized and even if the US government’s surpluses are granted to the Philippine government to create that “minimum credible defense,” the country can never hope to match China’s sea and air power..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune