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US military to help RP monitor coastal waters 06/14/2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

US military to help RP monitor coastal waters

06/14/2012
WASHINGTON — The US military said it planned to help the Philippines monitor its coastal waters as Manila faces an escalating dispute with China over territorial claims.

The Pentagon revised earlier comments and said there was no firm plan to deliver a land-based radar to the Philippines, but that a radar could be part of future assistance.

“We are in the initial planning stages of assisting the Philippines with a National Coast Watch Center,” Major Catherine Wilkinson told AFP.

The center is designed “to create an overall picture of what is going on in the Philippines’ territorial waters,” she said..... MORE

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