US ready to pull troops from Philippines ‘in months’ if no new VFA: expert – South China Morning Post

US ready to pull troops from Philippines ‘in months’ if no new VFA: expert – South China Morning Post

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Some 400 American soldiers and defence contractors deployed in the southern Philippines could be pulled out within months if Washington and Manila do not sign a new Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) by then.So heard an international conference titled “The Philippines Hedging Between Alliance or Appeasement: Can the Biden Administration Tip the Balance?”The US was “ready to withdraw” the contingent of soldiers from the Mindanao island group, where they are involved in operations against Islamist…Read More

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