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US, Philippines Agree on Five Locations Covered by Defense Pact

The United States and the Philippines have agreed on five locations that  American military forces can have access to under a 10-year security deal that comes amid rising tensions with China over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The two countries have been discussing where in the Philippines the U.S. forces could operate under the so-called Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).  Under the deal struck Friday in Washington, the five agreed-to locations are...

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