PH, US plan military drills in West Philippine Sea

Reuters – The United States and the Philippines are set to hold military drills that may anger Beijing near disputed waters in the West Philippine Sea, testing their readiness to protect offshore oil and natural gas platforms, a Marine general said on Thursday. Philippines Lieutenant-General Juancho Sabban, military commander on western island of Palawan, said it is the first time an annual exercise will be focused on protecting offshore energy platforms, adding that the drills should not anger China which also has territorial claims in the region. Read Article

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