Dr. Alex Vuving has a new opinion piece entitled “Tracking the Philippines’ Force Build-up in the South China Sea,” on cogitASIA, a blog of the CSIS Asia Program.

Here’s an excerpt from that article:

Philippine strategic culture has combined a reliance on the United States for external defense and a focus on internal threats, especially the Muslim and Communist insurgents on the southern island of Mindanao. This has resulted in a chronic neglect of the navy, air force, and coast guard.

Read the full article at : https://www.cogitasia.com/tracking-the-philippines-force-build-up-in-the-south-china-sea/

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