US Typhoon Response Cements Philippine Ties

The US typhoon response, in the form of emergency relief provided by troops in areas of the central Philippines devastated by Haiyan, has facilitated a stronger sense of cooperation between the two allies as they strive towards a new military accord.

The Philippines and the United States have been negotiating a new security agreement allowing wider and more prolonged access for the U.S. military at bases and other facilities in its former colony. It also provides for storage of equipment and supplies for humanitarian and maritime operations.


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