"In addition to being a listening post, the facility could be used a base for military operations in the region, he added."
"Over the next five years, Japan will increase its Self Defence Force in the East China Sea by about a fifth to almost 10,000 personnel, including missile batteries that will help Japan draw a defensive curtain along the island chain.Chinese ships sailing from their eastern seaboard must pass through this barrier to reach the Western Pacific, access to which Beijing needs both as a supply line to the rest of the world's oceans and for naval power projection."
[South China Morning Post] US and Philippines agree on locations for five new military bases, including one in South China Sea. 03/19/16
"The US and the Philippines announced on Friday five locations where American forces will have access under a new defence pact, including one facing disputed islands in the South China Sea."
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