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US LOOKS AT SINGAPORE FOR POSSIBLE BASES

The Bush administration is studying a classified report on the feasibility of establishing US bases in Singapore, a State Department official says. The report, compiled by a technical military team that visited the tiny Asian city-state in June, was submitted to the chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other government agencies, a department official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Monday.

State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the United States and Singapore ``have been discussing the possibility of greater security cooperation for some time. ... We've made no decisions.''

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