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Washington Should Encourage the Philippines to go its own way with China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was elected playing the tough guy. Since taking office he has encouraged the lawless killing of accused drug dealers. Then he threatened a "reckoning" with China over the disputed Scarborough Shoal. Now he sounds like a peacenik. Encouraging extra-judicial murder is dubious business for any government, but is minor league compared to threatening war against the People's Republic of China, which possesses the world's third most powerful armed forces.
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