Wednesday, December 12, 2012

U.S. military to increase presence in Philippines

U.S. and Philippine officials are expected to agree on an increase in the number of U.S. military ships, aircraft and troops rotating through the Philippines, Filipino officials said, as tensions simmer with China over its maritime claims.

Senior U.S. and Philippine officials met on Wednesday in Manila to discuss strengthening security and economic ties at a time of growing tension over China's aggressive sovereignty claims over vast stretches of the disputed South China Sea.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/12/us-philippines-usa-idUSBRE8BB0B220121212