Amid the escalating tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines is growing increasingly desperate for more U.S. military support.
By Siddhartha Mahanta
June 1, 2015
MANILA — At the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on May 30, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter stressed that the United States will continue to rebuff Chinese efforts to assert sovereignty in the South China Sea, largely by boosting military support to regional allies. Carter announced a proposal called the Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative, which would authorize up to $425 million for maritime capacity-building efforts in Southeast Asia. Tiếp tục đọc “The Philippines to the United States: We Want You Back”