Rumor has it that the Phillippino government might be interested in a return of US troops to the island nation. The Philippines famously forced US bases to close about 20 years ago, but with the rise of China and the constant disputes over territory and fishing rights looks to be enough to have swung opinion back in favor of having foreign troops based there again. Defense Tech has an article saying new details should emerge after US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta returns from his Asian trip. The Chinese have already expressed anger about the US basing troops in Australia, one can imagine they would not be to happy about this if it were to happen. Link to story below.