Military Concerns Prompt Duterte To Review Plan to Scrap Defense Agreement with US

President Rodrigo Duterte has taken a step back from his previous threats to rescind the country’s military agreement with the US after admitting that the military has expressed its concern over the issue. The president is now saying that he is still studying the agreement and has yet to make a final decision on the matter. Though he seemingly has the support of the armed services, the military has largely depended on US assistance in…

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