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

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