Philippine soldiers and a US army soldier take their positions after disembarking from a C-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault exercise in Nueva Ecija province north of Manila in April last year. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesdat he will soon end joint military exercises with the United States. Photo: AFP Philippine soldiers and a US army soldier take their positions after disembarking from a C-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault exercise in Nueva Ecija province north of Manila in April last year. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesdat he will soon end joint military exercises with the United States. Photo: AFP
Philippine soldiers and a US army soldier take their positions after disembarking from a C-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault exercise in Nueva Ecija province north of Manila in April last year. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesdat he will soon end joint military exercises with the United States. Photo: AFP
Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte sparks confusion with vow to scrap future US-Philippines war games, citing China’s opposition

Philippines president announces that next week’s military drills will be the last with US troops, but his foreign secretary says the 2017 games will go ahead

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Philippine soldiers and a US army soldier take their positions after disembarking from a C-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault exercise in Nueva Ecija province north of Manila in April last year. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesdat he will soon end joint military exercises with the United States. Photo: AFP Philippine soldiers and a US army soldier take their positions after disembarking from a C-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault exercise in Nueva Ecija province north of Manila in April last year. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesdat he will soon end joint military exercises with the United States. Photo: AFP
Philippine soldiers and a US army soldier take their positions after disembarking from a C-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault exercise in Nueva Ecija province north of Manila in April last year. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesdat he will soon end joint military exercises with the United States. Photo: AFP
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