Bilateral and Regional Implications of the U.S.-Philippine Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

by Renato De Castro

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 365

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: December 21, 2016
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Renato De Castro, Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that “A rotational U.S. military presence will strengthen the Philippines’ resolve to uphold its territorial claims in the South China Sea and test American credibility in honoring its defense commitment to the country.”

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