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US Scaling Back Counter-terrorism Help in Southern Philippines

The United States military is scaling back its counter-terrorism assistance program in the southern Philippines after more than a decade of regular rotations. The move comes despite persisting security threats in the region.   U.S. government officials say their work with the Armed Forces of the Philippines has been “successful at drastically reducing the capabilities of domestic and trans-national terrorist groups.”   Casey Staheli, the U.S. spokesman for the Joint Special...

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