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US-Philippines Defense Deal to Improve Asia Security

U.S. President Barack Obama concluded his weeklong visit to Asia with the signing of a landmark defense agreement with the Philippines that will allow U.S. troops access to Philippine bases. The sound of a military band and a ground-shaking 21-cannon salute greeted President Obama upon his arrival at Manila's Malacanang Palace. The president is ending his Asia visit on a high note. Eight months of negotiations with the Philippine government culminated with the signing Monday of a...

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