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Duterte won’t scrap military pact with US despite prior threats, Philippines defense minister says during Pentagon chief’s visit

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the move on Friday, saying Duterte wouldn’t jettison the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with Washington, but added that he was unsure why the president had reversed his course.  “The VFA is in full force again after Secretary Austin’s meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte,” the defense …

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Top Pentagon officer Mark Milley says Russia & China pose ‘biggest threats’ after Biden says it’s climate change

Asked about Biden’s comment during a Senate committee hearing on Thursday, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested that the president was speaking more loosely in regards to the nation’s greatest threats, instead naming two foreign ‘adversaries’. “Climate change does impact, but the president is looking …

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