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US firepower reaches 'historic' new location amid China tensions

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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In what it called a "historic first," the U.S. Army deployed a mid-range missile launcher in the Philippines as the allies continue to strengthen defense ties to counter Chinese expansion in the South China Sea. The mid-range capability (MRC) missile system was deployed in Northern Luzon on April 11 for this year's Salaknib military exercise, which aimed to reinforce U.S.-Philippine capabilities and "deter present and future challenges in the region," U.S. Army Pacific commander Gen. Charles Flynn said in a statement. Back in December, Flynn announced surface-launched medium-range missiles would...

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