Southeast Asia | US, China vie for anti-terror influence in the Philippines

US, China vie for anti-terror influence in the Philippines

The ongoing siege of Marawi city points to the need for a massive overhaul of the Filipino military, a strategic transformation both Beijing and Washington hope to help mold

Marawi, August 10, 2017 3:51 PM (UTC+8)
Philippine President Rodrigo tries on a Special Action Force (SAF) helmet with a five-star patch given to him as a token during the 116th Police Service Anniversary inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Quezon city, metro Manila, Philippines August 9, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
Philippine President Rodrigo tries on a Special Action Force (SAF) helmet with a five-star patch given to him as a token during the 116th Police Service Anniversary inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Quezon city, metro Manila, Philippines August 9, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
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