The Philippines is a country of more than 100 million people. Its history and its proximity to China have made it an important U.S. ally, but it's had its share of challenges.
Flake Still Deciding On Whether To Support Syria Attack
An Associated Press canvass shows five of the nine representatives are uncommitted, with three either against or leaning against military action. Sen. John McCain is tentatively backing the president, while Sen. Jeff Flake says he's still listening to the administration's positions.
“How can we assure our constituents this isn’t political, when the administration comes to the Congress to ask for authorization to take action the President has said he has authority to take?” Flake said.
Republican Rep. David Schweikert's spokeswoman
says he's leaning toward voting no, as is Republican Paul Gosar. Democratic
Congressman Raul Grijalva says he's also a no vote. He says