- The Philippines and the US are signing today a 10-year military pact formalizing how American troops will be allowed to rotate in the former US colony. Video of the press conference with Presidents Aquino and Obama.
- President Aquino announced last Friday the purchase of 8 combat utility helicopters, six close air support aircraft, two-long range patrol aircraft, and radar systems, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
- WSJ: U.S. Beefs Up Military Options for China as Obama Reassures Allies in Asia.
- IHS Jane’s notes that three is a trend: attacks on oil tanker in the Malacca Straits indicate pirates’ increased organisational capability.
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