Philip­pines-US mil­i­tary ex­er­cises to be re­duced next year

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The Philip­pine armed forces chief says five mil­i­tary ex­er­cises with the United States, in­clud­ing at least two ma­jor naval drills, will be scrapped next year at the di­rec­tion of Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte. Gen. Ri­cardo Visaya said that US of­fi­cials re­spected the Philip­pines’ pro­posal to re­duce the num­ber of drills to 258, or five less than this year’s ex­er­cises. On Tues­day, the two al­lies held a meet­ing of their Mu­tual De­fence Board and Se­cu­rity En­gage­ment Board co-chaired by Visaya and Adm. Harry B. Har­ris Jr, head of the US Pa­cific Com­mand. Visaya said the scrapped drills in­clude an am­phibi­ous land­ing ex­er­cise.

CHIEFS: Duterte and Visaya

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