US and Philippine soldiers at an opening ceremony of the annual joint military exercise on April 12, 2021. Photo: Armed Forces of the Philippines / AFP
US and Philippine soldiers at an opening ceremony of the annual joint military exercise on April 12, 2021. Photo: Armed Forces of the Philippines / AFP

US and Philippines eye return to full military drills in 2022, will include US and UK as observers

  • The US wants to ‘increase the complexity and scope’ of its exercises with the Philippines, says the US Indo-Pacific Command chief
  • Britain, Australia and Japan are among the ‘like-minded’ nations that could rejoin the drills as observers, the Philippine military chief says

Topic |   The Philippines
US and Philippine soldiers at an opening ceremony of the annual joint military exercise on April 12, 2021. Photo: Armed Forces of the Philippines / AFP
US and Philippine soldiers at an opening ceremony of the annual joint military exercise on April 12, 2021. Photo: Armed Forces of the Philippines / AFP
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