Daily Memo: Uncertain Future for US-Philippine Treaty

The Philippine president is again threatening to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement.

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Point of weakness. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the all-important Visiting Forces Agreement with the U.S. will not be renewed until Washington explains why it allowed Chinese ships to immediately renege on a U.S.-brokered deal to resolve the Scarborough Shoal standoff in 2012. It’s doubtful the U.S. will be able to give a satisfactory explanation […]

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