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Five military bases in the Philippines are few, they decided at the Pentagon and decided to open a few more

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American newspaper The New York Times with reference to the military command, writes that the Pentagon is preparing to deploy the next US bases outside the United States. We are talking about bases in the Asia-Pacific region - in the Philippines. Attention is drawn to the fact that there are already five (!) US military bases in the Philippines, including one ground force base and four air force bases.


It would seem, where else? .. But the Pentagon believes that many military bases do not exist, if only because the presence of such objects is one of the possibilities to cut funds from the US military budget, the total "weight" of which exceeds 600 billion dollars.

Five military bases in the Philippines are few, they decided at the Pentagon and decided to open a few more


NYT writes that it is planned to sign an agreement for 10 years between Washington and Manila, which provides for the possibility of building new military bases in the Philippines, taking into account the operation of existing ones. 40 million dollars are allocated to the Philippine leadership for compliance, which, according to the NYT, will be used to upgrade the weapons of the Philippine army, in particular to modernize the Navy and upgrade the UAV fleet (including balloons) to control the situation on the disputed islands. It is primarily about the controversial Spratly archipelago (Nansha), which in addition to the Philippines, China, Brunei, Vietnam, Taiwan and Malaysia.
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  1. Altona
    Altona April 13 2016 14: 19
    +9
    As I understand it, this headache is intended for the Chinese comrades to put pressure on them with "democratic" weapons in matters of shipping near the disputed archipelagos.
    1. Dad lawyer
      Dad lawyer April 13 2016 14: 26
      -5
      NATO (USA) is a peace-loving country ...? Do Russians want war? WANT!
      Already got everything ....
    2. The black
      The black April 13 2016 14: 32
      +6
      as I understand this is a headache intended for the Chinese comrades
      Yes sir..,
      to put pressure on them with "democratic" weapons in matters of shipping near the disputed archipelagos.
      "Chinese comrades" their pressure to the fifth point smile
      1. Inok10
        Inok10 April 13 2016 14: 38
        +7
        Quote: Black
        "Chinese comrades" their pressure to the fifth point

        ... definitely, the Chinese comrades know what they are doing ... turning the South China Sea into the South China Inland Lake ... laughing
    3. Finches
      Finches April 13 2016 14: 33
      +14
      I wanted to write something more intelligible, but my hand is not picking up tolerantly - I hate Anglo-Saxons !!!
      1. iConst
        iConst April 13 2016 14: 40
        +5
        Quote: Finches
        I wanted to write something more intelligible, but my hand is gaining - I hate the Anglo-Saxons !!!

        - What a wayward hand! smile

        But I would be afraid of giving the hand the will - you never know what else it wants! laughing
        1. Finches
          Finches April 13 2016 14: 53
          +2
          Himself oh .., wary! laughing
      2. DMB_95
        DMB_95 April 13 2016 14: 50
        +5
        Quote: Finches
        I wanted to write something more intelligible, but my hand is not picking up tolerantly - I hate Anglo-Saxons !!!

        Damn, I thought I had something strange with my hand, but it means, for many. angry
      3. tol100v
        tol100v April 13 2016 14: 59
        +5
        Quote: Finches
        but the hand is not tolerantly gaining itself - I hate the Anglo-Saxons !!!

        The impudent Saxons are conducting a "peaceful" occupation of the world, where by persuasion, where tomogavki, where compromising evidence, but everywhere they plant their bases, which in the end remain forever!
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A April 13 2016 15: 45
          +4
          Quote: Tol100v
          The impudent Saxons are conducting a "peaceful" occupation of the world, where by persuasion, where tomogavki, where compromising evidence, but everywhere they plant their bases, which in the end remain forever!

          It’s interesting - what will they do when in ALL countries of the world, except Russia and China, there will be 10 square kilometers of an American base? When the whole world, except Russia and China, will dance to the American tune. When the sovereign countries of the country end as there are no more sovereign countries in Europe. And there will be nothing to do - not to fight with Russia and China! There, after all, they can break into intolerant ...

          Then the Americans will collapse. Crush themselves ....
    4. Vend
      Vend April 13 2016 14: 56
      +3
      Quote: Altona
      As I understand it, this headache is intended for the Chinese comrades to put pressure on them with "democratic" weapons in matters of shipping near the disputed archipelagos.

      Yes, let them spend the loot and spread the military contingent. We have high-precision weapons for every military base.
    5. Achilles
      Achilles April 13 2016 15: 22
      +3
      Everyone knows that the US military budget is almost 10 times higher than the Russian one and many say that we have no choice but to compete with the USA, but someone was counting on where the main budget goes, for example:
      Currently, the United States maintains about 800 military bases outside its territory.
      The total cost of maintaining "assets" is estimated at $ 156 billion per year (according to RAND Corp. estimates, American taxpayers pay an average of $ 10 to $ 40 per year to maintain one serviceman outside the United States).
      There are still 11 American aircraft carriers that also need to be serviced, for example, servicing one attacking team costs the military department $ 6,5 million per day. The team includes an aircraft carrier, five military support ships, a submarine, 80 aircraft and helicopters, and a crew of 6,7 thousand people.
      The cost of conducting a military operation in Syria and Iraq to destroy the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group costs the United States $ 7- $ 10 million per day. It is worth noting that the cost of servicing aircraft carriers and the navy, which operations in Syria and Iraq are about $ 100 million per day.
      Every hour, Americans spend an average of $ 4 million on a military operation in Afghanistan.
      According to the study, from 2001 to 2015 fiscal year (ending September 30), the United States will spend $ 715 billion on operations in Afghanistan, $ 819 billion on the Iraqi campaign.
      Total military spending over this period is $ 1,64 trillion.
      If this is so calculated, then a large percentage of the US military budget is spent on servicing bases, aircraft carriers, and conducting wars, and it turns out that the entire huge budget is not wasted, we have about 70-80 billion dollars on average, and as we see, it’s much more efficient. I still don’t take into account how much money (a lot of billions of expenses) they spend on development and then freeze it. It should also be noted that they have a lot of corruption in the military department, which many billions go to an unknown destination (according to local journalists).
      So a huge budget doesn’t mean what
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh April 13 2016 16: 14
        +1
        "If you count it like that, a large percentage of the US military budget is spent on maintaining bases, aircraft carriers, and waging wars" ///

        If! Most of it goes to military salaries and pensions.
        1. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad April 13 2016 21: 20
          0
          They only defend their homeland for dharma, and to seize someone else's is only for money! For nothing, you can help a friend and too weak, the rest are only "for". hi A professional army cannot be cheap, although a conscript also costs a pretty penny. Being strong is always expensive.
          P.S. Well, I sent phrases, I hope that the meaning in them will be visible. hi
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  2. Algetxnumx
    Algetxnumx April 13 2016 14: 22
    +3
    Yes, the flag in their hands, the larger it will be, they will be choked faster.
    1. DMB_95
      DMB_95 April 13 2016 15: 01
      +2
      Look how this g / oven "empire of democracy" will collapse. The union collapsed, but Russia resisted. And in the 90s, they did not give a salary, coupons for food and cigarettes (in our region there were) and much more, which for the average Yankee is irresistible.
  3. corporal
    corporal April 13 2016 14: 22
    +1
    If there is money, desire and arrogance, then why not?
    Again, China is growing there, leaps and bounds.
  4. FIREMAN
    FIREMAN April 13 2016 14: 23
    +8
    Is democracy finally coming to the Philippine tarsiers?
  5. RussianRoulette
    RussianRoulette April 13 2016 14: 30
    +6
    Honestly, nevermind, they saw their budget there or not. The very fact of the deployment of hundreds of bases around the world, one way or another, suggests that the resource of military presence is huge! And this knurled lump over time will increase the threshold of local pressure on certain countries and regions. Even if they are pressed not by quality, but by quantity. To date, they succeed, their American mom's leg.
    1. tanit
      tanit April 13 2016 14: 40
      +2
      Yes, fullness. Did it help them a lot in the 40s of the last century? How long then did the "heroic" American bases hold out together with the equally "staunch" Philippine troops? wink
      [quote] Even if they crush not by quality, but by quantity. [quote]
    2. DMB_95
      DMB_95 April 13 2016 14: 44
      +4
      It is clear that the Americans will overstrain sooner or later. No matter how rich their country is, the kirdyk is not around the high mountains. Will collapse as "eternal Rome" - the historical law is inexorable.
      1. sharp-lad
        sharp-lad April 13 2016 21: 24
        0
        "Exceptional" will collapse only when the whole world gets tired of maintaining their army and paying for their military wishes and whims! hi
    3. Corsair
      Corsair April 13 2016 18: 17
      0
      Quote: RussianRoulette
      Honestly, nevermind, they saw their budget there or not. The very fact of the deployment of hundreds of bases around the world, one way or another, suggests that the resource of military presence is huge!

      wassat You think the only thing is this - in controlling all sorts of Zimbabwe and others, well, there are big Russia and China, but the rest of the bases were created purely so that they were just in case, for the alleged possible transfer of the army and the AUG support.
      In my opinion, the real reason is the inability to slow down your own military-industrial complex without serious difficulties and problems, and to reduce the entire volume of goods that they produce. Therefore, they have only to increase according to the principle of the financial pyramid.
      The process has crossed the point of no return - now drastically cut spending on the military-industrial complex - there will be millions of unemployed, a bunch of plants will rise, and hundreds of thousands will return to the country, good or bad, but still trained to shoot people. And the most interesting - they also want to eat, get all kinds of benefits, treatment, etc.
  6. Kibl
    Kibl April 13 2016 14: 41
    +1
    American bases like metastases are spreading around the planet when they get drunk on the end !?
  7. Pig
    Pig April 13 2016 14: 41
    +5
    but in my opinion these bases are no longer being set up in order to scare someone, but in order to reassure themselves - see how cool we are, how many military bases we have all around!
  8. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 13 2016 14: 45
    +2
    I can imagine what world high will rise if Russia decides to revive a military base in Vietnam ...
  9. ism_ek
    ism_ek April 13 2016 14: 47
    +2
    I remember in the 80s everyone was talking about the US bases in the Philippines. Every pioneer knew about Subic Bay. They opposed the 17th squadron of the Pacific Fleet. It was said that in one call for routine repairs for 3 weeks, the squadron led by the Enterprise left up to $ 30 million on the shore.
    The USSR passed away and the Americans left the Philippines.
    1. Finches
      Finches April 13 2016 14: 54
      +1
      With your permission, I’ll fix it a bit - they betrayed, sold and killed the USSR ...!
      1. Anglorussian
        Anglorussian April 13 2016 15: 33
        +1
        The alliance between industrial and agrarian-patriarchal republics tied to the equality of republics was initially impossible. While the% ^ & camps were fed at the expense of the north, crawled with national quotas and made population growth, everything was fine. Then he wanted more, and then they shit in the feeding hand. In another way, alas and akh yity just could not, the national quotas and preferences accustomed. Ukraine is an example of this.
        1. ism_ek
          ism_ek April 13 2016 16: 59
          -2
          The USSR was destroyed not by patriarchal republics, but by the status of a superpower. The 17th Operational Squadron in the South China Sea alone was comparable in strength to the entire current Russian fleet, with the possible exception of nuclear submarines.
          Thanks to the Second World War, the USSR became a superpower, despite the fact that the country was not financially and financially ready for this. As soon as the "generation of winners" left for another world, the country began to slip and as a result returned to the status of a regional power, which it had before the war.

          A similar situation is now in our Russian football championship. Rostov came in first place. The management was happy until they figured out how much it would cost to participate in the Champions League, and so there was a huge hole in the budget ... And the guys were given the command to play not at full strength.
          1. Anglorussian
            Anglorussian April 13 2016 17: 46
            +1
            I do not agree. Imagine an equal union of Nigeria and the UK? So that the standard of living was the same, access to all the benefits of civilization was the same for the captain in the savannah and for the aircraft engineer in Bristol. Here it is.
          2. Corsair
            Corsair April 13 2016 18: 31
            0
            Quote: ism_ek
            The USSR was destroyed not by patriarchal republics, but by the status of a superpower. The 17th Operational Squadron in the South China Sea alone was comparable in strength to the entire current Russian fleet, with the possible exception of nuclear submarines.

            Write nonsense, with the backlog and start that occurred after the end of the Second World War, do not start Khrushchev to slow down the system, but Brezhnev specifically break with your comrades - we would fly to Mars with missile echelons.
            The elite gently fused the military, who showed themselves during the Second World War and had great authority among the people, and waited for the warring generation to age. Then stupidly sold to the West. Gorbachev and Yeltsin had already finished off, and Yeltsin, in theory, wasn’t even needed, the bald one would have distributed everything, but apparently a narrow circle of people shared the resource base (maybe the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds, or maybe someone else).
            1. ism_ek
              ism_ek April 13 2016 19: 27
              -1
              Quote: Corsair
              with the backlog and start, which was after the end of the Second World War
              After the Second World War, the USA had 30 thousand tons of gold, while Stalin had 3 thousand tons, plus the country destroyed by the war ...
              Quote: Corsair
              do not start Khrushchev to slow down the system

              In any case, Khrushchev led the country better than the actor Reagan. It was just that the USSR did not have a chance in the confrontation with the USA.
  10. valent45
    valent45 April 13 2016 14: 52
    +1
    Why don’t they even put half a hundred bases around the world? The money themselves print how much is needed,
    so much print. Other countries, including ours, will fill their value with their own.
    goods.
  11. krops777
    krops777 April 13 2016 14: 55
    +2
    "Chinese comrades" their pressure to the fifth point


    It’s time for the Chinese comrades to raise the fifth point and drive the Yankees from this region.
  12. v.yegorov
    v.yegorov April 13 2016 14: 55
    +3
    The climate is good, the girls are cute and affectionate - why not open a couple more
    bases, and then fly with the inspection. Grace, not service.
  13. sieras
    sieras April 13 2016 14: 58
    +2
    nikhai spoil the nerves of the Chinese. if we can help them, just like they "helped" us. we will abstain in any punitive UN vote against China.
  14. Abbra
    Abbra April 13 2016 15: 33
    +1
    C'mon, what’s there ... The Americans simply have no imagination. It is necessary to declare all the Philippines one military base. In the event of which, it would be better for us to cover ...
  15. Atenon
    Atenon April 13 2016 15: 39
    +1
    So, everything is simple, wanted - opened. The country, as it were, does not exist, only the territory.
  16. atamankko
    atamankko April 13 2016 15: 53
    0
    Exceptional independence from all rules and regulations,
    pledge of American democracy and freedom.
  17. cap
    cap April 13 2016 16: 15
    +1
    Here is an interesting article about this topic.
    The American spent a week as an ordinary in the Russian army: “This is a complete fiasco!”
    A journalist from the USA found out in reality what the modern armed forces of the Russian Federation are and was horrified.
    Expectation 1: nutrition in the army is normal ...
    Reality: army food is good!
    Expectation: Russian troops are a big force.
    Reality: Russian troops are a big force.
    Waiting: the Russian barracks are a dilapidated barn or hut in the exile camp from Solzhenitsyn’s books.
    Reality: The barracks are like a dormitory in American universities.
    Expectation: only men are drafted into the army.
    Reality: Women also serve the homeland.
    Expectation: the army often uses harsh psychological manipulation.
    Reality: manipulation is practiced, but not tough.
    Waiting: officers treat soldiers like cattle or robots.
    Reality: officers treat soldiers like strict fathers to their children.
    Waiting: there will be soldier jokes and military humor.
    Reality: Lots of soldier jokes and military humor.
    Expectation: I am not able to serve in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
    Reality: I am not able to serve in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
    Read more here.
    https://www.metrprice.ru/another-news/amerikanets-provel-nedelyu-ryadovym-v-ross
    iyskoy-armii-eto-polnoe-fiasko? utm_medium = obmen & utm_source = lentainform & utm_campa
    ign = metrprice.ru & utm_term = 1241787 & utm_content = 4207482
  18. Kibl
    Kibl April 13 2016 16: 34
    0
    Americans consider the Philippines to be their patrimony. Once this country was a Spanish colony, but during the US-Spanish war in 1898, Spain lost the Philippines. Since then, the United States wants to do something with this country, wants a base, there will be a base and a point! Tsezh democracy!
  19. Warrior2015
    Warrior2015 April 13 2016 18: 46
    +2
    Sorry, but I will express my humble opinion.

    Here, do not underestimate your main geopolitical adversary.

    No need to consider the Yankees to be doubles.

    If they do something, it’s not just that, “to launder money”. Most likely, they really began to fear China, or - as an option - are preparing for a war with North Korea, or even fear that Japan will get out of their control.

    The Philippine archipelago is just a "central position" in relation to all of the above territories (and very convenient footholds for concentration).
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad April 13 2016 21: 43
      0
      With the concentration of forces in a limited space, very big trouble can now happen, even from China! Aircraft and missile weapons used en masse will turn concentrated forces into a large graveyard with an almost one hundred percent probability in a matter of minutes, in the worst case, in hours, and the deployment of reserves is a rather lengthy process. Probably for this reason, there was a desire for "partners" to scatter their forces over a large number of small bases. hi
  20. Sergey333
    Sergey333 April 13 2016 19: 38
    +1
    Excellent, more bases are good and different, and most importantly, away from Russia. A base abroad is an expensive pleasure, let it be spent, and the Chinese comrades there will not let them sleep peacefully.
  21. Warrior2015
    Warrior2015 April 14 2016 17: 02
    +1
    Quote: Sergey333
    and the Chinese comrades there will not let them sleep peacefully.

    By the way, the Chinese comrades also dream of overseas bases, but no one gives them permission to do this. They have already "reached the point" - they began to fill islands of garbage in the ocean and build their bases on them.