May 8, 2012
Defending the Philippines
Center for a New American Security, Center for a New American Security
China’s increasing belligerence in the South China Sea has led the new president of the Philippines, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, to make the most credible policy commitment in decades to improve Philippine military capabilities. China can now threaten the ability of the Philippines to access resources located in its exclusive economic zone.
TAGGED: China, Philippines