Daily Memo: An Alliance Survives

U.S.-Philippine ties are not as dead as many believed.

The U.S.-Philippine alliance revived. On Tuesday, Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said Manila had suspended the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement. While the formal Mutual Defense Treaty would’ve likely remained intact, it would’ve been relatively toothless without the VFA. Most of the more than 300 annual bilateral exercises would have been scrapped, to say […]

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