Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

US military support for Philippines in the South China Sea is no sure thing

  • US officials have pledged military support in case of a Chinese attack on the Philippines, but the treaty leaves some room for interpretation
  • There are many factors that could influence a US decision to support the Philippines, including the consequences of risking a military clash with China

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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