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US Pacific rebalance from the viewpoint of the Philippines

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US Pacific rebalance from the viewpoint of the Philippines

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  1. UNCLASSIFIED US Pacific rebalance from the viewpoint of the Philippines “As the US Govt undertakes what it calls ‘rebalancing” in Asia…..the challenge for the US is to make this rebalance meaningful.” -Philippine President Aquino UNCLASSIFIED

  2. Situation • Former Spanish US Colony • Independence in 1946 • US treaty ally since 1951 • Geo-strategic location • Strong economic and cultural ties to China and the US • -SCS Territorial Disputes

  3. UNCLASSIFIED Philippines Interests D-National sovereignty in lieu of increased US presence in the region I- No longer “stick man”/ Non-aligned M-Protection of territorial claims from Chinese encroachment / partnerships/HADR E-Continued Growth and socio economic development UNCLASSIFIED

  4. UNCLASSIFIED Philippines Policies 1. Use regional and international forums to resolve South China Sea disputes 2 . Greater rotational US presence in exchange for US commitment to territorial defense. Expand existing diplomatic and economic relationships with China despite an increased US presence in region. UNCLASSIFIED

  5. QUESTIONS?