US secures key military deal with the Philippines to counter Beijing’s growing regional influence

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The Philippines signed an agreement with the United States on Thursday that will allow American soldiers free access to four of its new military bases at a time of growing unease in the Indo-Pacific region over China's burgeoning influence.

Period2 Feb 2023 → 3 Feb 2023

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  • Philippines
  • United States
  • China
  • Security
  • South China Sea
  • Taiwan
  • Military
  • Marcos
  • Duterte