13 iunie 2018

Is the Philippines Moving Closer to New Submarines Under Duterte?


This week, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana made headlines when he suggested that Manila was currently mulling options for the pursuit of a submarine capability. Though Lorenzana’s comments were just the latest restatement of Manila’s long pursuit of submarines, it nonetheless once again highlighted the role of the capability within the context of the country’s ongoing military modernization under President Rodrigo Duterte and the significant challenges and lingering questions in [...]