US Army Special Forces at a Philippine army base in the southern Philippines. Photo: AFP
US Army Special Forces at a Philippine army base in the southern Philippines. Photo: AFP
Chester B. Cabalza
Opinion

Opinion

Chester B. Cabalza

Philippines-US defence treaty needed more than ever as Taliban’s rise sparks fears of global terrorism

  • The Mutual Defence Treaty between Manila and Washington marked its 70th anniversary this month, but it has been criticised for obsolete practices
  • Amid concerns over a resurgence of militant behaviour, the pact needs to be reviewed to ensure Washington aids Manila in combating threats to national security

US Army Special Forces at a Philippine army base in the southern Philippines. Photo: AFP
US Army Special Forces at a Philippine army base in the southern Philippines. Photo: AFP
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