US boosts support for Philippines security forces

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the American Chamber of Commerce in Manila, Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Kerry is in the Philippines to show American backing for its longtime ally and inspect typhoon recovery efforts. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States will provide the Philippines’ security forces with $40 million in new assistance in part to help the country protect its territorial waters amid rising tensions with China over disputes in the South China Sea, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday while urging all the nations involved to “lower the intensity.”

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