U.S. plans more Asia-Pacific drills
U.S. focusing on ‘freedom of the seas’.
U.S. plans more Asia-Pacific drills to counter China reclamation
MANILA (Reuters) – The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China’s rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Wednesday.
Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, highlighted key aspects of the Pentagon’s freshly drafted Asia Pacific Maritime Security Strategy during talks with his Filipino counterpart, General Hernando Iriberri, during a visit to Manila.
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