Trump has often expressed a desire to bring U.S. forces home during decades of operations abroad and has heavily armed some allies to pay more for the right to U.S. defense. U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he had nothing against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte`s decision to end a decades-long military deal with the United States, a position contrary to that of his defense secretary, who viewed the move with dismay. The agreement allows U.S. forces, at the invitation of the Philippine government, to access and use designated areas and facilities owned and controlled by Philippine forces. It contains a clear provision that the United States. .

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