Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Latest Political News

 

U.S. Military Pact: Obama Arrives in Philippines to Sign Military Pact

The U.S. is about to sign a military pact with the Philippines that would allow Yankee troops to circulate in the archipelago. This fact has been affirmed by President Obama who will soon be making a state visit to the Far Eastern country. President Obama has now arrived in Philippines.

Apr 28 2014, 7:50am CDT | by

1 Updates
U.S. Military Pact with Philippines Affirmed by Obama

Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

U.S. Military Pact: Obama Arrives in Philippines to Sign Military Pact

President Obama has implicitly confirmed the fact that the Philippines is a staunch ally of the United States. He spoke about how the Americans stood behind their friends in good times as well as bad times. 

The Filipinos have been engaged in a dispute with China over the South China Sea that separates the two countries. Several other nations which include Vietnam and Thailand are also squabbling with China regarding their overlapping territorial rights over the waterways. 

China has become a little too intimidating in its aggressive stance in the region. And the United States wants to impose its hegemony in the Asiatic area as a part of Obama’s strategy for the future. 

The Philippines faces a threat from its larger neighbor, China. That is why the United States wants to have a military presence in the region. It is a ten year pact that will be signed between the two nations. 

However, Evan Medeiros, Obama's top Asia adviser, told Reuters, "We're not doing this because of China."

President Obama meanwhile is on a tour of the region. He has visited South Korea among a list of other nations. And now he arrives in the Philippines. 

While, China has not exactly been threatened in any way by the United States, it has been requested with dignity to tone down its belligerent moves in the region. 

The military exercises that the US will undertake in the Philippines will help the two nations in beefing up their joint security. And a re-equilibrium of the power shift in the locus that is the Far East is of the utmost importance in current times. 

Naval warships and troops are to find their way into the region as per this agreement. There are some elements in the Philippines who are against this pact. But the majority is clearly in its favor. 

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Getty Images
Courteney Cox at 50: 'Friends' star dazzles in smoking-hot bikini
The adorable actress, known for her role in U.S. sitcom, "Friends," is making waves in a 50-is-the-new-21 way.
 
 
George Takei came out because of Arnold Schwarzenegger
George Takei came out because of Arnold Schwarzenegger
Legendary Star Trek actor reveals why he came out. The reason is no other than Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
 
 
Miss America 2014 Parade to Feature First Ever 3D Printed Shoes
Miss America 2014 Parade to Feature First Ever 3D Printed Shoes
Thanks to Maggie Bridges and Georgia Tech, we will see the first 3D printed shoes on the stage of the shoe parade
 
 
Vicki Gunvalson Flirting With David Beador
Vicki Gunvalson Flirting With David Beador
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson admitted flirting with "hot" co-star David Beador
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.