Duterte says Philippines will stop taking second-hand U.S. military equipment

Duterte says Philippines will stop taking second-hand U.S. military equipmentPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised on Friday to buy brand-new military equipment to fight twin Maoist and Muslim rebellions, and no longer accept second-hand weapons from the United States. Over the last two weeks, some 3,000 security personnel have been battling about 400 pro-Islamic State militants who had taken over a southern city. The forces are using refurbished U.S. planes, armored vehicles and assault rifles.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines