U.S. Withdraws From EDCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington D.C. Bureau) – The United States has withdrawn from EDCA – Enhanced Defense Cooperative Agreement – just hours after Philippine President Bongbong Marcos said that the U.S. military bases cannot be used for any American aggression.

The U.S. was granted four additional military sites in addition to the five already existing under the agreement.

Critics have said that the presence of U.S. military in the Philippines puts the former American colony in harms way should war erupt, particularly with China.

The Adobo Chronicles reached out to the U.S. State Department which said that having American military sites in the Philippines would be of no use if they are banned as staging sites for U.S. offensive against China or any other adversaries.

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