President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino (right) greets visiting US Defence Secretary Ash Carter at the presidential palace in Manila on April 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters
President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino (right) greets visiting US Defence Secretary Ash Carter at the presidential palace in Manila on April 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters

US reveals joint patrols in South China Sea with Philippines and will keep 300 troops including combat aircraft in region

The US will also begin sending forces on increased rotations into the Philippines, it was disclosed, to beef up training and to support increased military operations in the region

President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino (right) greets visiting US Defence Secretary Ash Carter at the presidential palace in Manila on April 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters
President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino (right) greets visiting US Defence Secretary Ash Carter at the presidential palace in Manila on April 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters
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