Uncle Sam’s flexing its military muscle in the Pacific, announcing plans to help build a new port facility on a Philippine island just a stone’s throw from Taiwan.

As reported by Taiwan News on Sunday (March 10), the port in Batanes province is officially designed to evacuate the over 150,000 Filipino workers in Taiwan if China gets aggressive.

But the move comes with China watching closely.

Bolstering Regional Security in the Indo-Pacific

In the tangled web of geopolitics that is the Indo-Pacific, the US military, alongside our Philippine counterparts, is gearing up to throw down a new port facility in the rough and ready northern reaches of the Philippines, a stone’s throw from Taiwan’s southern coast.