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US Bolsters Philippine Military Ties

Published on Dec 18, 2012 by Luke Hunt

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FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In a move that prompted a swift and angry response from China, the U.S. has reportedly agreed to substantially increase its military presence in the Philippines, increasing the number of troops, aircraft and ships which routinely rotate through the country.

Details surrounding the scale of the increase were not made public but Pio Lorenzo Batino, the Philippines deputy defense minister said policy consultations were also held on a framework that would allow Washington to bolster military equipment in-country as well.

Read more in The Diplomat.