US vows to defend Philippines if attacked by China in the disputed South China Sea

by Ayee Macaraig US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday vowed to defend the Philippines against “armed attack” in the disputed South China Sea, in Washington’s starkest warning yet against Chinese claims to most of the strategic waterway. Speaking in Manila after meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Pompeo said Beijing’s actions in waters also claimed […]