According to the first link, a top US General in the Pacific Region stated at a meeting that the USA intends to station US air assets at military bases in a number of Asian nations. This is obviously to counter the growing military threat from China to all Pacific Rim nations as well as to the USA. Perhaps the US General did not realize his comments would be publicly reported and posted on the internet. Reportedly, the US General named India, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia as Asian nations threatened by China which would be able to host US warplanes. I would add Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and perhaps even Vietnam as nations which may be in a developing anti-China alliance of Pacific Rim nations. Interestingly, it is China’s own bellicosity and growing militarism which is giving life to this developing anti-China alliance.
The US General’s comments prompted India to issue a denial that the US would not be allowed to have a military base on India’s soil. As you can see in the link’s language, that denial by India did not actually contradict the General’s statement. The US General also denied that the USA would be building any new US base in India or any other Asian nation. What is likely to happen is that some Indian military facilities will simply be equipped to handle, refuel and resupply warplanes from the USA and other nations that are likely to be in the growing anti-China alliance. In this way, US warplanes and ships can cooperate with Indian forces in any future war without the USA having to actually build any American bases on Indian soil.
The second link indicates the Philippines is more open about its willingness to welcome back US military forces to its nation in response to the growing threat posed by China. The Philippines have been welcoming increased visits by US military forces, and plans are being discussed to reactivate the ability of the old US naval base at Subic Bay to handle and service US warships. It also reports the Philippines have plans to reactivate an airstrip to handle the largest US warplanes.
While not reported much in the establishment media, major new alliances are being formed in Asia in response to China’s threat to many nations. Given China’s immense population and rapidly-growing military expansion, these other Pacific nations have no choice but to band together to be able to pose an effective counterweight to China’s military.
This is entirely consistent with articles and posts I’ve written in the past about Ezekiel 38’s prophecy predicting this occurrence over 2500 years ago. Ezekiel 38:13 prophesies that “Sheba and Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish and the ‘young lions'” thereof” will form an alliance in Asia in the latter days which will not be part of the Gog-Magog alliance formed by Russia, China, Iran, etc. (listed in Ezekiel 38:2-6). My writings have identified India and Japan and what the world has called the “young tiger” nations as being the alliance prophesied in Ezekiel 38:13. Since there were no “tigers” in the ancient Hebrew-speaking region where the Bible was written, the term “young tigers” would be just as appropriate a term as “young lions” when applied to a latter-day Asian context, and the world’s media has often used the term “young tigers” to refer to many of the aforementioned nations in the growing anti-China Asian alliance. The nations of the house of Israel (which form the third alliance mentioned in Ezekiel 38) are the USA, the UK and other NATO and western nations and their allies. That modern alliances are forming exactly as prophesied in Ezekiel 38 over 2500 years ago confirms that a Creator God (Elohim) Being inspired this prophecy and is implementing it today. God cites his ability to implement his prophesies as being one of the chief proofs of his reality and sovereignty (Isaiah 41:21-26).
For more information about what Ezekiel 38-39 reveals about the future and the role of the Pacific Rim nations in that future, I invite you to read my in-depth article, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveals about a Future World War III [PDF] as well as my article, Japan’s Role in Biblical Prophecy.