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LIGNET: China's Respect Will Be True Test of US-Philippines Pact

Image: LIGNET: China's Respect Will Be True Test of US-Philippines Pact Anti-Obama protesters march toward the U.S. Embassy on April 29, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. The United States and the Philippines signed a 10-year agreement this week providing large numbers of U.S. troops with greater access to military bases in the Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

Thursday, 01 May 2014 04:38 PM

Just before President Barack Obama arrived in Manila this week, the United States and the Philippines signed a 10-year pact that builds upon their 1951 mutual defense treaty and contemplates "the enhanced rotational presence of U.S. forces," meaning more access to ports and bases for U.S. military personnel.

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