Will US help Philippines stand up to neighborhood bully?

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Taiwan, Ukraine and Gaza get most of the attention these days. But the United States’ reputation as a reliable ally is nowhere more at stake than in the Philippines. 

And that reputation is on the verge of going down the drain.

June 17 saw the most recent and most violent effort by the China Coast Guard (CCG) to prevent Philippine resupply of BNP Sierra Madre, an old navy ship deliberately grounded on Second Thomas Shoal and manned by a detachment of sailors and marines in order to assert Philippine control of the shoal.

In this image made from video handout provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, a China Coast Guard ship rams the Philippine navy-operated supply boat Unaizah Mae 1 as it approaches Second Thomas Shoal in the disputed South China Sea

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