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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT
They need the range and endurance a lot more than being super maneuverable.
An international tribunal in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines in a maritime dispute Tuesday, concluding China has no legal basis to claim historic rights to the bulk of the South China Sea.
Chinese President Xi Jinping rejected the decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is likely to have lasting implications for the resource-rich hot spot, which sees $5 trillion worth of shipborne trade pass through each year.
"China will never accept any claim or action based on those awards," Xi said. China had boycotted the proceedings.
originally posted by: LABTECH767
However as long as the Philippines has there leader Dutarte with his . up the Chinese arse tickling there ball's with his tongue as he creep's up to them and make's evil remark's about the US the Philippines are now a potential threat to the formation of any such coalition
The U.S. State Department halted the planned sale of some 26,000 assault rifles to the Philippines' national police after Senator Ben Cardin said he would oppose it, Senate aides told Reuters on Monday.