The Bases, U.S. Intervention and the Aquino Regime

Daniel Boone Schirmer


Today the Philippine bases are essential to U.S. military intervention in the Mideast, and there is a growing opposition to the bases in the Philippine Congress and in the public at large. It was just such a conjunction of circumstances--U.S. military intervention in Vietnam supplied by Philippine bases and a growing Philippine opposition to the bases--that was an element in the U.S. support for martial law in 1972. Such maybe again the case today, with or without Aquino.

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