US and the Philippines begin war games

US and the Philippines begin war games
 

The Philippines and US have begun their annual joint military exercises, which the Philippine president has said will be the last while he is in office.
President Rodrigo Duterte made the comment last week, although later his defence secretary said there was no official order yet to that effect.
The Philippines, once a colony of the US, has a longstanding defence relationship with Washington.
But Mr Duterte has said he wants to establish new alliances with China.
He also said he would review a defence pact signed two years ago with the US that would see more US troops sent to the... read more

 
4 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: BBC
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