Canadian troops move towards amphibious assault vehicles during the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise at the Red Beach Training Area, Camp Pendelton, California, on June 27. Photo: Reuters

US is using Rimpac to woo Asean and counter its move towards China, but will it work?

Mark J. Valencia says the Rim of the Pacific Exercise from which China was excluded this year is no floating cocktail party but a display of US soft power

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Canadian troops move towards amphibious assault vehicles during the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise at the Red Beach Training Area, Camp Pendelton, California, on June 27. Photo: Reuters
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