South China Sea Controversy: US To Deploy More Troops At 5 Philippine Bases Near Disputed Spratly Islands

The U.S. military will increase its presence near the South China Sea by placing troops across five bases in the Philippines under an agreement finalized by both the countries, Air Force Times reported Monday. If approved by the Filipino government, the deployment — which will be on rotational basis — will leave the American military assets and personnel on the ground in the Southeast Asian country for longer time, the report added.

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