12 iulie 2018

What’s in the New Philippines Navy Base Upgrade?

thediplomat.com

Over the past few days, a new round of headlines has surfaced around existing efforts to upgrade a Philippine military facility. Though this is part of an ongoing and long overdue process, it nonetheless bears emphasis as part of Manila’s ongoing military modernization efforts. As I have noted before in these pages, Philippine defense modernization has long been in the works for a military that remains one of the region’s weakest. Investments have continued to be made under the Duterte [...]