With tensions running high in the disputed South China Sea, the announcement that the Philippines is considering raising and deploying maritime militia to counter China’s presence in the area could increase the risk of war, according to former senator Antonio Trillanes.Trillanes, who served in the Philippine navy, told This Week in Asia that “a maritime militia would only create more problems than it intended to solve”, foremost among them being an inability to control the force, leading to an…


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