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RP, US hold war games amid China tensions 04/15/2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

RP, US hold war games amid China tensions

04/15/2012
Thousands of American soldiers will begin nearly two weeks of war games in the Philippines tomorrow as Manila and Washington look to strengthen their military alliance amid concerns over China’s rising power.

The Balikatan exercises are an annual event but this year are expected to attract a greater focus with some of the drills set to be held close to sensitive South China Sea waters claimed by China.

The Philippines insists the exercises, involving 4,500 US personnel and 2,300 Filipino troops, should not be seen by Beijing as a provocation..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120415hea4.html

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