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Commander of U.S. military aid in Philippines tours operations center

This is Tacloban Air Base -- ground zero for the U.S. military relief effort in the Philippines. The commanding officer here is Gen. John Wissler, getting a firsthand look at rescue efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. U.S military assistance has been pouring into the Philippines since Thursday. Naval ships carrying some 5,000 crew members and more than 80 aircraft are providing water, food, medicine and other crucial supplies. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNNAMED U.S. MILITARY OFFICIAL SAYING: "It's continuously coming. I mean, we carry enough, about a thousand kits onboard to give out and we have more coming in everyday." The Philippines is one of Washington's closest allies in this region. The island nation is a crucial partner in President Barack Obama's military strategy to pivot U.S. forces towards Asia -- a counterweight to the rising clout of China. More U.S. aid is on the way. The Pentagon says U.S. Navy amphibious ships in

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