A file handout photo of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga departing Subic Bay

 
A file handout photo of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga departing Subic Bay
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga departs Subic Bay in this October 20, 2012 file handout picture courtesy of the U.S. Navy. The Philippine military has revived plans to build new air and naval bases at Subic Bay, a former U.S. naval base that American forces could use to counter China's creeping presence in the disputed South China Sea, senior navy officials said. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Russell/Handout via Reuters/Files