Philippine and US marines salute while their national anthems are played during the opening ceremony of “Kamandag” , a joint military exercise between US and Philippine marines on Monday. Photo: AFP
Philippine and US marines salute while their national anthems are played during the opening ceremony of “Kamandag” , a joint military exercise between US and Philippine marines on Monday. Photo: AFP

US, Philippines hold combat drills to brace for possible crisis in South China Sea, Taiwan

  • Called Kamandag the Tagalog acronym for ‘Cooperation of the Warriors of the Sea’ – the drills involve mock amphibious assaults and special operation
  • Drills in the Philippines are being held simultaneously with combat exercises between US Marines and Japanese forces on Japan’s island of Hokkaido

Philippine and US marines salute while their national anthems are played during the opening ceremony of “Kamandag” , a joint military exercise between US and Philippine marines on Monday. Photo: AFP
Philippine and US marines salute while their national anthems are played during the opening ceremony of “Kamandag” , a joint military exercise between US and Philippine marines on Monday. Photo: AFP
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