July 07 2010
New Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, who assumed office in late June, has ordered a comprehensive defense review as part of an overall effort to modernize the armed forces within the next six years, reports the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Speaking on the anniversary of the founding of the air force, Aquino emphasized the importance of civilian command on the military and professionalism within the armed forces.
Lt. Gen. Oscar Rabena, the air force chief, has indicated...
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