Friday, July 1, 2022


US, Philippines kick off their largest-ever war games

The war games are the last under outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, who previously threatened to cancel exercises and axe a key military deal with longtime ally the US as he pivoted towards China.

On Taiwanese island, drills underscore strategic importance and vulnerability

Although Taiwan has not reported any unusual activities by Beijing since the Ukraine war began, on Feb 5 a small, propeller-driven Chinese aircraft flew very close to Dongyin.

Russia, Asean hold first naval drills off Indonesian coast

The drills come at a time of growing tensions in the Pacific, particularly around the South China Sea, which Beijing claims almost in its entirety.

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