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Philippines Deployment of US Missiles Hints at Stiffer China Deterrent

Philippine troops watch as a missile hits a target at sea during a counter-landing live fire exercise as part of U.S.-Philippines joint military exercises in Laoag, Ilocos Norte province, Philippines, May 6. (Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 08 May 2024 08:18 AM EDT

First, there was a suggestion of U.S.-built Australian nuclear submarines defending Taiwan. Now, deployment of a long-range American missile system to the Philippines is being seen by some as another tool for deterring, if not containing, China.

The April 15 arrival of the U.S. Army's Typhon missile system for military drills in the Asian island nation drew China's ire along with plaudits from regional security experts, who see it as another hedge against Beijing as well as a possibly growing alliance of neighbors.

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First, there was a suggestion of U.S.-built Australian nuclear submarines defending Taiwan. Now, deployment of a long-range American missile system to the Philippines is being seen by some as another tool for deterring, if not containing, China.
philippines, u.s., army, missile, defense, systems, china, taiwan
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