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Duterte counter-sanctions by ‘terminating’ US military’s immunity from prosecution in the Philippines

Duterte counter-sanctions by ‘terminating’ US military’s immunity from prosecution in the Philippines Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is “terminating” the Visiting Forces Agreement, which provides legal immunity to US military drills, in retaliation for the US canceling the visa of a political ally and fellow drug-warrior. “The president said he is terminating the VFA,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told ABS-CBN News on Friday. “I asked for clarification and he said he is not changing his decision.” The agreement provides legal immunity…

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