Duterte Lashes Out

Kevin Ivey | 02/27/2020

The longstanding partnership between the Philippines and the U.S. was abruptly thrown into doubt when President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Manila was withdrawing from a Visiting Forces Agreement with the U.S. The move would hinder bilateral military activities, including the annual Balikatan drills. Above, U.S. and Philippine marines engage targets on a live-fire range in the Philippines during the 35th Balikatan drills in April 2019. The Philippine government has tacked away...

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