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U.S. and Philippines to share real-time military intel on China

Defense guidelines unveiled amid growing concerns over Taiwan crisis

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, far right, meets with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., far left, at the Pentagon in Washington on May 3.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and the Philippines are moving toward real-time sharing of military information and greater coordination to guard against any coercive behavior by China in the South China Sea.

The Pentagon released a fact sheet covering the U.S.-Philippine defense cooperation guidelines Wednesday after U.S. President Joe Biden and Philippine counterpart Ferdinand Marcos Jr. adopted them at their meeting in the White House this week.

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