A Republic of the Philippines Marine trains with a U.S. Marine unit, during a small-arms shoot, March 13, 2010.(Photo: U.S. Marine Corp)
Neocolonialism

Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

Whatever anti-imperialist intentions the notoriously zig-zag Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may have begun with, his natural affinity for the like-souled Trump has quickly brought him around to the traditional symbiosis with the U.S. and its use of his country for a regional launchpad.