30 Sep '16, 2am

Philippine Relations, ISIS at top of Carter To-Do List at ASEAN Meeting

HONOLULU — As the defense ministers from the ASEAN nations gather for a Friday meeting in Hawaii, all eyes are on the interaction between US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Philippine Minister of Defense Delfin Lorenzana. While other issues will be on the table, including concerns over Chinese actions in the South China Sea and worries that Islamic State militants might return to Southeast Asia from Syria, the military relationship between the US and the Philippines will be front and center following comments from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. In his first few months in office, Duterte has issued a string of insults to US President Barack Obama and has questioned the 60-odd-year-old military alliance between the two nations. Earlier this month, Duterte announced he was cancelling all future military exercises with the US. But the Pentagon still plans to invest ...

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