US to Expand Philippine Presence Amid China Threat

NTD Newsroom
By NTD Newsroom
February 2, 2023China in Focus

The U.S. military is looking to boost its footprint in the Philippines and further deter Beijing.

During a high-level visit to Manila, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with Philippine officials about a stronger military partnership.

Specifics include deploying U.S. troops and weapons to more military camps in the Southeast Asian country in light of China’s growing threat to Taiwan and the South China Sea.


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