Video shows how microwave pulse formed Typhoon Haiyan, a handy excuse to put pressure on the Philippines and invade the former US colony again.
(Nov. 27, 2013) Washington uses typhoon aid to push for Philippine military bases
At a press conference with visiting US congressional delegates on Monday, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the US military deployment in the country after Typhoon Haiyan revealed the need to conclude basing arrangements for US forces in the Philippines.
Del Rosario said the massive US military deployment underlined the need for the "framework agreement that we are working on with the United States for increased rotational presence." He claimed that "humanitarian assistance and disaster relief" would be "a very major aspect of the agreement."
US congressmen Chris Smith, Trent Franks and Al Green were visiting the Philippines, ostensibly to coordinate US relief efforts.