Thursday, May 18, 2017

Military And Naval Exercises In The Shadow Of An Asian Tiger

In Sign of Closer Sino-Philippine Ties, US Naval Exercises Skip a Disputed Sea

Annual exercises held by the Philippine and U.S. navies are skipping the South China Sea this year as the Southeast Asian nation’s leader takes another step toward a stronger political and economic relationship with China, the sea’s most ambitious claimant. The “Balikatan” military exercises May 8-19 include a disaster drill off Aurora province on the Pacific…