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Following Duterte, AFP to perform silent drills in public

Dec 21, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines complies with President Rodrigo Duterte's order, which came after he was 'inspired' by the Chinese military drawing out crowds for its drills

EXHIBITION. PMA cadets will be pulled in to perform silent drills. PMA file photo

China to hold fresh military drills near Taiwan

Aug 27, 2019 - 3:39 PM

This will be the third set of drills in a month and comes after the recent US approvals of arms sales worth billions to Taiwan, including F-16 fighter jets

CHINA NAVY DRILLS. This aerial photo taken on January 2, 2017 shows a Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning (C), during military drills in the South China Sea. File photo by AFP

U.S., South Korea confirm suspending military drills

Jun 19, 2018 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) Seoul says the suspension will affect the large-scale Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises slated for August

JOINT DRILL. In this file photo, South Korea and US soldiers watch from an observation post during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

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MARITIME DISPUTE. A ship of the China Coast Guard near Scarborough Shoal, September 3, 2016. File photo from the Philippine Department of National Defense

Taiwan military drill repels 'invasion' as China tensions rise

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:37 PM

Live-fire drills begins with troops simulating surprise air and coastal assaults to reflect increased military threats from China, which sees Taiwan as a renegade province to be brought back into the fold – by force if necessary

LIVE DRILL. A pair of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters take part in the Han Kuang drill at the Ching Chuan Kang (CCK) air force base in Taichung, central Taiwan, on June 7, 2018. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

China carries out aircraft carrier drills in Pacific as Taiwan tensions rise

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:46 PM

The exercises took place in an area east of the Bashi Channel, between Taiwan and the Philippines, says the Chinese navy

China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

Apr 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

It is the first such exercise in the waterway since 2016, and it coincides with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Swaziland, one of the self-ruled island's few remaining international allies

U.S.-South Korea military drills to resume despite thaw with North Korea

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:09 AM

The large-scale exercises involving tens of thousands of ground troops are a perennial source of tension between the two Koreas

JOINT DRILL. In this file photo, South Korea and US soldiers watch from an observation post during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Taiwan warns Chinese military drills pose 'enormous threat'

Dec 26, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Local media estimate Chinese warplanes have conducted at least 20 drills around Taiwan this year, compared to just 8 in 2016

'ENORMOUS THREAT.' The frequent drills 'have created enormous threat to security in the Taiwan Strait,' says Taiwanese defense minister Feng Shih-kuan. File photo from Wikipedia

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PH officials studying military drills with China

May 04, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Philippine National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr welcomes joint exercises with China in the Sulu Sea saying it can help deter threats like kidnapping

DRILLS WITH CHINA? President Rodrigo Duterte tours Chinese warship Chang Chun in Davao City. Presidential photo

South Korea, U.S. conduct military drills despite Pyongyang threats

Apr 30, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Around 20 000 South Korean and 10 000 United States troops participate in the massive Foal Eagle military drill

Makabayan bloc to Duterte: End EDCA, military drills with US

Nov 10, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Ang hamon sa kanya is really walk the talk says Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago on President Rodrigo Duterte s pursuit of an independent foreign policy

WAR GAMES. US soldiers and their Filipino counterparts join force in an Amphibous Landing operation as part of the annual Balikatan Exercises at the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) of the Philippine Navy in San Antonio, Zambales province on April 21. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte: 'Don't prepare for war games next year'

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:31 AM

I insist that we realign There will be no more exercises next year says President Rodrigo Duterte

INDEPENDENT FOREIGN POLICY. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will chart an independent foreign policy even as he maintains ties with treaty allies. File photo

Preparing for China: Indonesia holds military drill at South China Sea islands

Oct 06, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Chinese fishing and coastguard vessels have been embroiled in repeated confrontations with Indonesian patrol boats and navy ships in waters around the Natunas this year sharply raising tensions between Jakarta and Beijing

NATUNAS VISITS. Indonesian President Joko Widodo on board KRI Imam Bonjol warship in Natuna Waters, on 23 June 2016, during his first visit. Photo from the Presidential Palace

US 'committed' as Duterte eyes ending military drills

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The US says there has been no official rendering of President Rodrigo Duterte s decision to end military exercises between the Philippines and the US

JOINT EXERCISES. US (L) and Philippine (R) navy personnel launch an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from a speedboat off the naval base in Sangley Point, Cavite City, west of Manila on June 28, 2013, as part of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercises. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

US forces to gain access to more PH bases – Carter

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:35 PM

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter who is now in Manila says more military bases will be added to the initial 5 agreed upon

US military equipment arrive in Subic for Balikatan 2016

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:08 AM

The shipment includes Humvee vehicles trucks jeeps backhoes and bulldozers

LINING UP. US military vehicles are pictured in Subic in preparation for the Balikatan 2016 military exercises, March 28, 2016. Photo by Randy Datu / Rappler

North Korea fires 4 short-range missiles into sea

Apr 03, 2015 - 7:21 PM

South Korea s military says The missile test launch which lasted 45 minutes from 4:15 pm 0715 GMT appeared to have been supervised by Kim Jong Un

SUPERVISING LAUNCH. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reportedly supervised the launch of 4 short-range missiles into the sea. File photo by AFP/KCNA VIA KNS

N. Korea fires 7 surface-to-air missiles into sea

Mar 13, 2015 - 3:50 PM

The annual exercises are always a particularly testing time for relations between the two Koreas who remain technically at war

US says 'scaled-down' military drills to go ahead in Thailand

Oct 25, 2014 - 11:57 PM

A US Embassy spokeswoman confirms that the annual Cobra Gold joint military exercises would proceed next year after previously considering to move the drills outside the kingdom in response to an army coup last May

South Korea, US start military drill despite North threats

Aug 18, 2014 - 8:21 AM

South Korean officials said its military would be on a heightened state of alert during the exercise

BORDER ZONE. In this file photo, South Korean soldiers stand guard at the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, 08 May 2013. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against US-South Korea drill

Aug 17, 2014 - 1:16 PM

The North s military accuses Washington and Seoul of planning a dangerous rehearsal for nuclear war

BORDER ZONE. In this file photo, South Korean soldiers stand guard at the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, 08 May 2013. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

N. Korea vows not to rule out a new nuclear test

Mar 30, 2014 - 6:38 PM

North Korea vowed not to rule out a new form of nuclear test after the UNSC condemned its latest ballistic missile launch

Military drills to test inter-Korean detente

Feb 24, 2014 - 4:08 PM

The start of this year s drills overlaps with the first reunion for more than three years of families divided by the Korean War – an event that has raised hopes of greater North South cooperation

TRUCE ZONE. In this file photo, South Korean soldiers stand guard at the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, 08 May 2013. JeonHeon-Kyun/EPA

US, Japan, South Korea to hold joint naval drills

Oct 03, 2013 - 1:23 PM

Observers said the new plan was largely a confidence building measure to underline Washington s support for Seoul against any provocation from Pyongyang

MILITARY DRILLS. The United States, Japan, and South Korea will hold joint naval exercises next week near Korea. In this file photo, US aircraft carrier USS George Washington leads a US guided missile cruiser and three Japanese destroyers during the Keen Sword US-Japan military exercises in the Pacific Ocean, December 10, 2010. AFP / Pool / Shigeki Miyajima

N. Korean leader inspects special forces unit: KCNA

Mar 23, 2013 - 11:30 AM

The inspection comes at a time of escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula

US 'welcomes' China participation in naval drills

Nov 28, 2012 - 9:52 PM

22 nations and more than 40 vessels take part in the latest round of the world s largest international maritime exercises in Hawaii

US, CHINA IN JOINT NAVY DRILL. The combined maritime component from RIMPAC 2010. Photo courtesy of RIMPAC official Facebook page

S. Korea to hold drill against N. Korea threat

Oct 18, 2012 - 12:27 PM

The drills are designed to counter threats from neighbor North Korea

GUERRILLA TRAINING. Photo courtesy of the South Korea Ministry of National Defense