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US Has “No Desire” for New Bases in Pacific

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. military commander for Asia and Pacific says there is no desire to build new military bases in the region. Admiral Robert Willard, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, told reporters in Washington Friday that the military’s goal is to have a network of places where American forces can visit on rotation. But […]

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S. Korea: No Permanent U.S. Presence at New Naval Base

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A top South Korean naval commander says a proposed naval base on an island popular with East Asian tourists will not become a permanent base for U.S. warships. Rear Admiral Koo Ok-hyoe, speaking Wednesday in Seoul, said the U.S. Navy and other friendly foreign militaries will be welcome as visitors to the port on Jeju […]

ASEAN Opens Maritime Forum Amid South China Sea Disputes

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Naval chiefs from the ASEAN member states are meeting in Hanoi to discuss regional maritime security issues, including a territorial dispute between some ASEAN nations and China. Malaysia’s top naval commander, Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz, urged China to “respect the sovereignty and integrity” of regional nations during the session Wednesday. Vice Admiral Alexander Pama, […]

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