Philippine soldiers train with their US counterparts during an air assault exercise inside the military training camp of Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija province north of Manila. Photo: AFP
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

The US once feared allies would drag it into a war with China. How ironic

  • President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end the Philippines’ military agreement with the United States
  • Move highlights the challenges of managing America’s alliances in the age of its great power rivalry with China
Philippine soldiers train with their US counterparts during an air assault exercise inside the military training camp of Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija province north of Manila. Photo: AFP
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