(ConservativeHub.com) – The Trump administration continues moving forward with its foreign policy goals as 2020 comes to an end. Disputes over ownership of the South China Sea and America’s long-standing dedication to fighting Islamic terrorism currently unite the interests of America and the Philippines.
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller announced the delivery of almost $30 million worth of weapons to the Philippines during a short visit to Manila, the nation’s capital, on Tuesday, December 8. The Philippines currently faces threats from militant groups linked to the Islamic State.
The U.S. defense chief announces the delivery of nearly $30 million worth of weapons to the Philippines, which faces threats from Islamic State-linked militants. The weapons were delivered before a visit by acting U.S. Defense Secretary Christopher Miller. https://t.co/s3jb0RkiHj
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 8, 2020
The weapons included gear for Philippine snipers and equipment to counter improvised explosive devices. According to local defense officials, Sec. Miller advised the Philippine defense secretary the United States would also deliver a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft before the end of 2020.
Miller’s visit came three weeks after that of US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, who announced the delivery of an arsenal of guided missiles and bombs to aid the Philippine military on November 23.
The United States has a long history of good relations with the Philippines, and the Trump administration plans to continue its support of Philippine sovereignty in the region.
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