Menu
Account
Who Will Be the Philippines’ Next Military Chief?
October 14, 2017
Who Will Be the Philippines’ Next Military Chief?
The personnel change comes at a critical time in the country’s security and ongoing defense modernization.
Who Will Be the Philippines’ Next Military Chief?
Who is the Philippines’ New Army Chief?
October 05, 2017
Who is the Philippines’ New Army Chief?
A closer look at the appointment and what it means.
Who is the Philippines’ New Army Chief?
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
September 13, 2017
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
Washington takes another step to boost Manila’s capabilities.
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
What Did the US Pacific Military Chief’s Philippines Visit Accomplish?
August 29, 2017
What Did the US Pacific Military Chief’s Philippines Visit Accomplish?
A closer look at Harry Harris’ visit to Manila.
What Did the US Pacific Military Chief’s Philippines Visit Accomplish?
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
August 16, 2017
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
The ongoing Marawi crisis has pointed to well-known capability gaps that Manila is now attempting to urgently fill.
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
A Trial Balloon Over Mindanao: The Philippines Weighs US UCAVs in Counterinsurgency
August 09, 2017
A Trial Balloon Over Mindanao: The Philippines Weighs US UCAVs in Counterinsurgency
Would U.S. unmanned combat aerial vehicles change the game in Mindanao counterinsurgency?
A Trial Balloon Over Mindanao: The Philippines Weighs US UCAVs in Counterinsurgency
Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines
August 08, 2017
Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines
The city-state begins dispatching aid to Manila as the Marawi crisis continues.
Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines
Why Has the Philippines’ Military Struggled in its Terror Fight Under Duterte?
August 08, 2017
Why Has the Philippines’ Military Struggled in its Terror Fight Under Duterte?
Despite advances being made, it has been an uphill climb and the challenge is much deeper than the headlines suggest.
Why Has the Philippines’ Military Struggled in its Terror Fight Under Duterte?
US Gives Philippines 2 New Military Surveillance Aircraft Amid Rising Terror Threat
August 01, 2017
US Gives Philippines 2 New Military Surveillance Aircraft Amid Rising Terror Threat
Washington delivers yet another much-needed capability boost to the Southeast Asian state.
US Gives Philippines 2 New Military Surveillance Aircraft Amid Rising Terror Threat
Philippines Gets New Artillery Systems from Israel
June 14, 2017
Philippines Gets New Artillery Systems from Israel
The Philippines and Israel have been making inroads in the defense realm over the past few years.
Philippines Gets New Artillery Systems from Israel
What’s Next for Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte?
March 17, 2017
What’s Next for Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte?
A closer look at what we might expect.
What’s Next for Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte?
How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
February 23, 2017
How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
Though it is certain to play a role, the specifics remain unclear.
How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
December 21, 2016
What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
The shape of defense cooperation between the two sides is becoming increasingly clear.
What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
Philippines to Get New Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter
March 29, 2016
Philippines to Get New Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter
The Philippine Navy will procure two new aircraft under its so-called Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project.
Philippines to Get New Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter
Aquino’s Military Modernization: Unprecedented But Insufficient
March 23, 2016
Aquino’s Military Modernization: Unprecedented But Insufficient
Aquino jumpstarted the Philippines' military modernization efforts, but the country still has a long way to go.
Aquino’s Military Modernization: Unprecedented But Insufficient
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief