Tensions in the South China Sea are the Philippines’ “most difficult” security challenge, according to its Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: AP

Philippine defence chief urges review of US treaty amid South China Sea tensions

  • Delfin Lorenzana has called for clarity on both countries’ roles and responsibilities ‘when the need arises to be joined in arms’
  • Under the treaty’s current terms, he notes, the US will aid the Philippines only if its metropolitan areas are attacked
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Tensions in the South China Sea are the Philippines’ “most difficult” security challenge, according to its Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: AP
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