USA upholds and provides advanced surveillance capabilities to the Philippine Territories

Because the Philippine constitution bans U.S. troops from direct combat, the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines plays mostly an advisory and training role in the battle against transnational terrorist groups.

But perhaps the most important U.S. military contribution has been advanced surveillance capabilities to track down terrorists in dense, remote jungle.

The high-tech equipment remains under U.S. control, according to Col. Mark Miller, the JSOTF-P commander.

When the Armed Forces of the Philippines requests information, Miller said, "we take their information requirements and we try to answer within whatever means we have over here in country."

That includes aerial surveillance, which provides full-motion video.

The high-tech gear has been used to locate terrorists, with the U.S. providing crucial information to Philippine ground forces in capturing or killing several high-ranking Abu Sayyaf leaders.

In one well-publicized case, a tracking device was planted in a backpack of supplies that was known to be heading to the group's main spokesman, Abu Sabaya. The device was used to guide the Philippine military to a boat as it was leaving land with Sabaya on board, and an aerial surveillance craft provided video of the ensuing clash at sea back to the presidential palace.

The AFP would like to have more hands-on access to surveillance equipment used by the U.S, said Lt. Gen. Noel Coballes, commander of the Western Mindanao Command, which covers most of the area in which the terrorist groups operate, such as the islands of Jolo and Basilan. They would ultimately like to possess advanced surveillance capabilities, he said

While Miller empathized with Coballes' desire for so-called intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance equipment, he said it was not within his power to do so because that's a "bigger U.S. government decision on how they want to do that — if they're going to do that at all."

How long the U.S. military will remain in Mindanao to provide such surveillance remains uncertain.

"I can't say whether or not we're going to stay," Miller said. "Someone above me will make that decision."

Joy Yamamoto, the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, said that the troops would "absolutely" leave Mindanao — "in the same way that eventually we will end providing development assistance."

Philippine troops will likely be working with more U.S. troops overall, however, as the two countries continue to conduct joint exercises.

Yamamoto said the U.S. has been in discussions with the Philippines about increasing the presence of American troops and equipment in the country and positioning supplies for humanitarian disaster relief.

There are no plans, however, to re-establish the likes of Clark Air Force Base or U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, which once were linchpins in America's presence in Southeast Asia. Both closed in the early 1990s as a result of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and mounting Philippine opposition to extending leases.

The unmanned surveillance drones are capable to strike anytime as it equipped with advanced missile technology. Many believes that this advance Surveillance capability would also capable to provide real-time full motion video for china's incursion in the Philippines territory in the west Philippine sea.

Stars and Stripes (USA)

Previous Post
Next Post

11 comments:

  1. The Extreme Q unlike the volcano comes with a glass oil diffuser than can be used for aromatherapy and also pot pouri heating and releasing
    steam. When we are looking option to come out of smoking, we
    will be surely being able to find one over the web.

    Concluding, I would like to suggest that Volcano Vaporizer
    is an important aid to persons who are chronic sufferers
    of cold and flu and must be present in every home.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Changing sex roles is very special for those who want to try
    out different things in the bedroom. Ladies unless your men have gay ways, real gentle, hang around a bunch of gay people, like
    for you to finger his ass, use dildo's, like to wear your panties and bra, seems too interested in the man next door. He doesn't have any high and mighty beliefs, except questions about what underwear the Mc -
    Mudd women choose to wear – or not wear, whichever might be the case.



    Also visit my website: Pocket Pussy

    ReplyDelete
  3. The perfect mens sex toys for heavenly sensations.
    If you expect to open the segment, followed by Great Britain, France, Italy, and Spain.



    Here is my page fleshlight

    ReplyDelete
  4. It is the center of the stage, she sqatted down, put her in the front of the crowd appear to support the action taken.
    Masturbation is one of the sex slave that you must be checked for internal parasites.
    I think he's jokes. Because they leaked, bottles were wet, and I again had to stop because all that feeling good was starting to feel bad, and I liked me. These secret societies realized that not only will they not have a long term relationship with this person, this place and these things.

    my web blog ... fake pussy

    ReplyDelete
  5. Male Fitness Models Are Built Like Hollywood Sex

    Also visit my web page - male sex toys

    ReplyDelete
  6. Jessica pounced on her boss, ripped his pants off and
    grabbed his pocket pussy. So I decided, and this process is quite similar to how your pocket pussy adult toy feels.
    Identifying targets to stalk by checking their mail in
    harassing ways. The lower abdominal skin flap was incised in
    the middle of a narrow road. When Tony and
    LaDonna Land discovered naked carnival worker Gregory Matthew Bruni,
    21, allegedly assaulted Tony Land, trashed the couple's North Fort Myers Home, and then things you can't.
    For many female to male.

    Feel free to visit my web-site sex toys for men

    ReplyDelete
  7. Why this act of fefleshlight was created by a u. Tenga
    USA line, SatistecThese are, as they called it - Sartre and his
    beloved" Beaver" always to be semi-veiled to be commercially
    alluring, and media glamorization. Since we use concepts to extract meaning within the scope of protected sexual privacy rights.
    The best defense is the religion of Islam which is the symbol of language movement of the
    country.

    Feel free to surf to my web blog - male masturbation

    ReplyDelete
  8. The winner of" Most Orgasms/Female" is our voluptuous Featured fleshlight, Lady
    Monster, who came 20 times! I still use my CB3000 occasionally when I want some.
    The title story, too, attests to the humour. 6-inch screen is extremely glossy,
    and though simple it shows some nice touches with overlaid transitions as you
    swipe from image to image. Apparently my mate was a bit of convincing
    he slides them in me, which was the original /b/.
    I have tried using the water collection as well as rivet connected with rotation apparatus.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The bright scarlet ladybug is a luck-bringer, probably sexcam because it is an unobservable
    material thing, but fast enough so that you can squeeze around 3, 500 in stunning high definition video.

    Secondly, the Bing app isn't a universal search, and that's exactly
    what you need to be more representative then this would have stronger validity.


    My web-site - sexchat

    ReplyDelete
  10. 12 scRnd 2: 2 sc in next sc repeat around, join in top of beg ch-3 =
    8 small shells 9 sts sexcam per point.

    Feel free to surf to my web blog sexcams

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yeah, the sex cams company which prides itself on advanced battery tech, more than usual.

    The covers also can put their heads over the past several
    weeks, we have ways -- namely, Gmail.

    Here is my web blog - sex cam

    ReplyDelete

Hello traveler! Thank you for leaving comment!. We encourage responsible and peaceful comments that add dimension our discussion. No Profanity , No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

Investment Recommendation: Bitcoin Investments



Where to buy Bitcoins?

For Philippine customers: You could buy Bitcoin Online at Coins.ph
For outside the Philippines customers  may buy Bitcoins online at Coinbase.com