Philippines joins U.S. in War Games focusing on conflict with China

Philippine and US generals unfurl a flag during the opening ceremony of the joint military drills at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Philippines, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Revelations 6:3-4 “ when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • US, Philippines start largest-ever war games as defense ties deepen amid China tensions
  • Nearly 9,000 Filipino and American soldiers will take part in the 12-day Balikatan drills across the main island of Luzon
  • Philippine military chief General Andres Centino said the training reflected the ‘deepening alliance’ between the two countries
  • Recent maneuvers between the two countries focused on potential conflict in the South China Sea, which Beijing claims almost in its entirety.

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