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#1 As things stand wid JAPAN over the disputed Senkakus/Diaoyus, a PLA takeover of the DPRK puts it that much closer to China's ultimate target TAIWAN, as well as the Taiwan-flanking Northern Philippines aka WHERE THE US + PHIL ARMED FORCES ARE NOT.
The US is back at SUBIC, + of course the ROK + Okinawa, but AFAIK not in the regions far north of Subic + Manila Bay [Central, North Central PHIL]. The PHIL Armed Forces per se are focused on the SCS vee China, + in Mindanao vee Muslim Moros.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-25 01:04||