Manila: US obliged to defend Filipinos in Spratlys

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June 22, 2011
Northwest Indiana Times    
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"U.S. forces are obliged to help defend Filipino troops, ships or aircraft under a 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty if they come under attack in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, Philippine officials said, citing past American assurances. The potentially oil- and gas-rich Spratly Islands have long been regarded as one of Asia's possible flash points for conflict." (06/22/11)

 

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