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It’s Time to Suspend America's Alliance with the Philippines

Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Asia The reasons seem simple.  The United States has an unfortunate history of acquiring ugly authoritarian allies even when America’s security interests do not justify making such moral compromises. Malou Innocent and I described many of those unfortunate relationships in our book Perilous Partners, noting that a majority of the security relationships did not involve situations in which America’s vital interests were imperiled.
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