Duterte Offers Soldiers to Bahrain; NSA Adviser Clarifies Military Tie-ups to be Limited to Training

President Rodrigo Duterte offered Bahrain up to one division of soldiers in case the Middle Eastern state is involved in a war. The statement was made during the president’s visit to the region that also saw stops in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Hermogenes Esperon, the National Security Adviser, immediately walked back Duterte’s announcement and said that any military deployment in Bahrain would be on the basis of training…

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