US and Filipino troops practiced amphibious assaults in 2012, as they did this year. Photo: EPA US and Filipino troops practiced amphibious assaults in 2012, as they did this year. Photo: EPA
US and Filipino troops practiced amphibious assaults in 2012, as they did this year. Photo: EPA

US, Philippines stage war games amid rising South China Sea tensions

As the Philippines disputes China's claim to parts of the South China Sea, US and Filipino marines carried out a mock amphibious assault on a beach there as part of their annual joint military drills

US and Filipino troops practiced amphibious assaults in 2012, as they did this year. Photo: EPA US and Filipino troops practiced amphibious assaults in 2012, as they did this year. Photo: EPA
US and Filipino troops practiced amphibious assaults in 2012, as they did this year. Photo: EPA
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