The 5 Minute Debrief: Trouble in paradise
1. Philippines military spend to soar as conflict with China looms
Amid conflict over islands in the South China Sea – or the West Philippine Sea, depending on your allegiance – is brewing between China and the Philippines. President Benigno Aquino said this week that he would modernise the Philippine Armed Forces over the next few years with new fighters, patrol craft and equipment. "I assure you that before I step down from office [in 2016], our skies will be guarded by mode...
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