Trump says he doesn't mind that a key Pacific ally is tearing up a military pact with the US, a move the Pentagon called 'unfortunate'
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The Philippines is terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement, a major military accord on the status of US troops rotating in and out of the Philippines.

"I don't really mind if they would like to do that," President Donald Trump said Wednesday, adding that it will save money. He admitted his thinking is different from military strategists.

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Tuesday that Manila's decision to tear up the pact was "unfortunate," saying it pushed the...

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