US, Philippines Increase Cooperation Amid China’s Threats

The United States and the Philippines will strengthen their alliance through increased military cooperation, including the supply of air and maritime capabilities from the United States to the Philippines.
President Joe Biden met with Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the White House on May 1, where the two agreed to increase military coordination.
“[This meeting is] about strengthening our important alliance with the Philippines, which has been a force for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific for over 70 years,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said during a press conference on Monday.
The Biden-Marcos summit is the main event of a four-day U.S. visit by Marcos, which began on April 30—the first such visit by a Philippine president in over a decade….

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