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U.S. Seeks to Renew Pacific Islands Security Pact to Foil China

Poster:Post date:2019-08-05
Catergory:News
Region:(U.S. Policy),(Regional Issues)
Issue:(Military Balance),(Regional Issues)
(Reuters, By Colin Packham and Jonathan Barrett) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated Monday that negotiations have begun with Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau to renew the Compact of Free Association. The deal, which focuses on national security, grants the U.S. military access to the nations' airspace and territorial waters in exchange for financial assistance. China in recent years has become the region’s largest bilateral lender. <Accessed 2019-08-05>  
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