Philippine military says no certainty war games with U.S. will end



A review by the Philippines of joint military drills with the United States could see exercises continue or scaled back, a military spokesman said on Saturday, following more rhetoric from the president about scrapping them completely.
An assessment would be conducted among the defence top brass and the executive about the merits of exercises that have gone on for decades between the two treaty allies. A unilateral decision would be taken, then the United States would be notified, said armed forces spokesman Restituto Padilla.
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8 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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