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The Philippines Are Just a Symptom of America's Asia Pivot Problem

The Philippines Are Just a Symptom of America's Asia Pivot Problem

America’s right on strategy, but needs better tactics to counterbalance China.

Formerly U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Asian studies professor at Georgetown, James Clad resided in Manila as a foreign correspondent during the 1980s. Robert A. Manning is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, having previously served on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and on the National Intelligence Council’s Strategic Futures Group.

Image: Philippine Marines and U.S Marines participate in a training drill as part of Balikatan 2013. DVIDSHUB/Public domain