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Military Agreement Between Us And Philippines

The comprehensive agreement contains eight articles and states that the two nations would support each other if the Philippines or the United States were attacked by an outside party. Political analysts have interpreted this reversal as a sign that China`s neighbors are worried about its growing military persuasion. The Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia have all the differences with China over its territorial claims in the South China Sea. Overall, the U.S. presence in the Philippines is weak. In March, the Pentagon reported that 196 active military personnel and a dozen civilian DoD employees were permanently deployed to the Philippines. U.S. special military organizations are collaborating with the Philippine military to fight Islamic State-linked insurgents in the southern islands. Many of the 164 Marines in the Philippines serve as embassy guards. The Navy reported 10 active agents and nine civilians deployed to the Philippines…