When a big news story breaks, how can you respond?
Posted February 16, 2018 07:03:49When you get a big story breaking, how do you respond to it?
And what does it mean to respond to a big announcement that could have major implications for how you do business?
To some, that’s what is happening in this week’s blockbuster news.
On Wednesday, the United States sent military aircraft to the southern Philippine city of Marawi to help in the fight against the Islamic State group, which has been occupying the city for nearly a year.
The United States and the Philippines have been in close coordination for more than a year over the ongoing conflict.
But President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to send troops into Marawi has raised eyebrows because of the controversial nature of the war.
Critics say the move sends a clear signal to the Islamic group that the Philippines will not tolerate any armed resistance to its rule in the country.
The Islamic State has seized territory in the past two months in parts of the country, including Marawi, the country’s largest city.
The group has pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and has been blamed for several deadly attacks.
As of Wednesday, Marawi had been under siege by the Islamic fighters for more a month, according to Philippine officials.
The Philippines military is sending up to 300 troops to help the Marawi military, which is battling to capture the city.
It is the first time the military has sent troops into a country where it does not have formal diplomatic relations.
On Friday, the Philippines also deployed troops to the south of the city, which the government has declared a “safe zone.”
The move came amid reports that the Islamic extremists were attempting to enter Marawi.
That has raised concerns about the military’s ability to fight the militants and protect civilians.
The military has been conducting military operations in the city since mid-November, when Philippine soldiers shot down a Chinese drone.
The aircraft was allegedly trying to attack an airbase in the Philippine city, home to the U.S. Marine Corps.
Since then, the military and the Philippine government have been at odds over who is fighting the Islamic militants.