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Public Papers - 1989 - December

Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on United States Military Assistance for the Philippines

1989-12-01

At the request of President Aquino, the President has authorized U.S. military assistance to the Government of the Philippines in defending itself against a coup attempt. This assistance is intended to allow the democratically elected government of the Philippines to restore order. The President also is determined to protect the lives of Americans in the Philippines.

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