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The U.S. military pivot to Asia: when bases are not bases

The USS Emory S. Land, a submarine support vessel that is part of a U.S. military buildup, is being serviced by workers while it is docked in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

The USS Emory S. Land, a submarine support vessel that is part of a U.S. military buildup, is being serviced by workers while it is docked in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

The USS Emory S. Land, a submarine support vessel that is part of a U.S. military buildup, is being serviced by workers while it is docked in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
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Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman Roberto Garcia gestures during Reuters interview at his office in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman Roberto Garcia gestures during Reuters interview at his office in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman Roberto Garcia gestures during Reuters interview at his office in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
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The USS Emory S. Land, a submarine support vessel that is part of a U.S. military buildup, is being serviced by workers while it is docked in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

The USS Emory S. Land, a submarine support vessel that is part of a U.S. military buildup, is being serviced by workers while it is docked in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

The USS Emory S. Land, a submarine support vessel that is part of a U.S. military buildup, is being serviced by workers while it is docked in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
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The USS Emory S. Land, a submarine support vessel that is part of a U.S. military buildup, is being serviced by workers while it is docked in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

The USS Emory S. Land, a submarine support vessel that is part of a U.S. military buildup, is being serviced by workers while it is docked in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

The USS Emory S. Land, a submarine support vessel that is part of a U.S. military buildup, is being serviced by workers while it is docked in Subic Bay north of Manila November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
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