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Experts Call for Expansion of US-Philippines Defense Treaty

More prominent security experts are joining the call for the U.S. to extend its security treaty with the Philippines to the defense of shoals and islands currently controlled by the Philippines in the disputed area of the South China Sea. Seth Cropsey, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, told VOA that the issue should be treated the same way as the defense of Senkaku Islands, currently controlled by Japan but also claimed by China, which calls them the Diaoyu Islands. “The...

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