(RepublicanReport.com) – The Trump administration made headlines last week for pulling back from military engagement in Somalia. President Trump has consistently earned praise for his refusal to involve American forces in needless conflict during his term of office. However, he’s never afraid to deploy military resources when it’s required.
That’s why, on Monday, November 23, the president approved an order to send missiles and other weaponry to the Philippines. The Asian nation has been struggling with ISIS insurgents since 2016, while local terror groups have aligned with the organization. There have recently been concerns about potential conflict in the South China Sea, which is currently disputed territory.
The White House also approved a grant of $3.5 million to help the Philippines recover from the damage wrought by recent typhoons.
US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien visits Manila on Monday with a pledge to sustain assistance to the Philippine military in its fight against ISIS and other militant groups, on top of an $18M donation of weapons & a $3.5M aid to typhoon victims. https://t.co/02LkLcEXUB
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) November 23, 2020
The Philippines has been a close ally of the United States over the last number of years. This grant should strengthen the relationship and help the Philippines overcome its problems with terrorism.
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