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Christian Science Monitor: US-Philippines military ties bolster typhoon relief work

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The moon is rising over the devastated coastline of Tacloban as the US military cargo plane circles the runway.

Marines take catnaps on top of 7-ft.-tall pallets of rice and other supplies, their feet dangling above the heads of aid workers who pack the jump seats, hitching rides to the hardest-hit areas. Below, bonfires dot the landscape in areas where the water has begun to recede after a 20 ft.-high storm surge.

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