“...more time to get to a SOSUS contact due to the P6Ms speed-”
Especially in the Pacific. An air group of these in Micronesia would have been golden either during the Cold War, or now monitoring the Red Chinese.
Like Palau and Peleliu? Both close to the Philippine Archipelago .... we'd do well to get back into Clark, frankly. I don't know what Filipino politics looks like these days, but we were being extorted while we were there for a while.
Someplace like Palawan, Sarawak, or Brunei would give us a front-row seat on the emerging resources/mare clausum claims of the Chinese to the whole South China Sea and its seabed.