Greater U.S. military presence in the Philippines: A good idea?

In response to China’s rise as a military power, the Phillippines is considering allowing a greater U.S. military presence in the island nation.

The news comes two decades after the Philippines evicted U.S. forces from their biggest base in the Pacific. Negotiations are in the early stages.

Is greater U.S. military presence in the Philippines a good idea? Take the poll below and add your thoughts in the comments.

DisclaimerThis is a non-scientific user poll. Results are not statistically valid and cannot be assumed to reflect the views of Washington Post users as a group or the general population.
Bethonie Butler is a producer and a reporter on The Post’s engagement team. She oversees online comments and has also contributed to The Style Blog and She The People.

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