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Duterte meets with chief of U.S. Pacific Command

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:12 PM

On the same day Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte receives officers of the China Communications Construction Company

PACOM CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Admiral Harry Harris Jr, commander of the US Pacific Command, who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañang on August 23, 2017. Malacañang photo

'All on me:' U.S. admiral takes blame in carrier to North Korea fiasco

Apr 27, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Admiral Harry Harris: Where I failed was to communicate that adequately to the press and the media so that is all on me

In this file photo, the US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Sunda Strait. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano

U.S. tries to clear waters after North Korea 'armada' confusion

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:24 AM

Critics pounce on the discrepancy as a dangerous miscommunication saying it fed into North Korea s narrative that America is all bluster and doesn t follow through on threats

NOT NEAR KOREA. In this US Navy photo, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is shown transiting the Sunda Strait in Indonesia. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano

Trump's USS Carl Vinson 'armada' still far from North Korea – official

Apr 19, 2017 - 7:51 AM

The naval strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson is still off the northwest coast of Australia

NOT NEAR KOREA. In this US Navy photo, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is shown transiting the Sunda Strait in Indonesia. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano

Trump seeks options for eliminating North Korea nuke threat

Apr 09, 2017 - 10:55 PM

3rd UPDATE US President Donald Trump wants to know the range of options for dealing with Pyongyang says his national security adviser

SUPERCARRIER. In this file photo, the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the South China Sea, March 2, 2017. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers

China, U.S. aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over South China Sea

Feb 11, 2017 - 8:31 AM

UPDATED Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis says the two planes came within 300 meters of each other near Scarborough Shoal

DISPUTED. This territory west of the Philippines is claimed by six countries

PH, U.S. militaries assure each other of 'continued robust relations'

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The MDB SEB meeting is convened for the first time after the electoral victories of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President elect Donald Trump both with issues against the other country

ENDURING ALLIANCE. Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Ricardo Visaya and US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris Jr assured each other of continued relations. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PH, US military chiefs meet to set new direction of war games

Nov 22, 2016 - 8:23 AM

The Philippines will push to reduce training exercises with the country s treaty ally particularly the naval drills in the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

NO MORE WEST PH SEA WAR GAMES. This file photo shows US soldiers and their Filipino counterparts joining forces in an Amphibous Landing operation as part of the 2015 Balikatan Exercises at the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) of the Philippine Navy in San Antonio, Zambales province. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Philippines, US elite troops hold war games

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:26 PM

But exercises are limited to follow the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte

US warships arrive in Subic for PH, US war games

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Up to 1 400 US service members based in Okinawa and 500 Filipino soldiers participate in the war games

US aircraft carriers start drills off Philippines

Jun 19, 2016 - 3:51 PM

The operation marks America s continued presence in the Asia Pacific as China expands its maritime strength and engages in massive island building activities in disputed waters

FULL FORCE. The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), left, and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the US 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg

US Navy to sail more in contested South China Sea

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:26 AM

The sailings involve a US warship coming within 12 nautical miles of islets claimed by China as a way of rebutting Beijing s assertions of sovereignty

In this file photo, the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) is underway in formation with the Republic of Korea patrol craft Sokcho (PCC 778) during exercise Foal Eagle 2015, off the coast of South Korea, March 12, 2015. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Wright/Released

EDCA equips PH as China builds islands – ex-US admiral

Dec 10, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Former US Pacific Commander Samuel Locklear says the US will start improving infrastructure in Philippine bases if the Philippine Supreme Court upholds EDCA

MORE TRAINING. Philippine Marines simulate a beach landing exercise as part of their annual joint naval exercises with the US in October 2015. The EDCA aims to conduct more military training with Philippine forces. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

US: Halt land reclamation in South China Sea

May 28, 2015 - 5:09 PM

The US Pacific Command the largest American combatant command responsible for Asia and Pacific has a new chief – Admiral Harry Harris

REBALANCE TO ASIA. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and outgoing US Pacific Command chief Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III. Petty Officer 1st Class Jay Chu/US Pacific Command

US helicopter missing in Nepal with 8 aboard: military

May 13, 2015 - 3:09 AM

The chopper was carrying 6 US Marines and two soldiers from the Nepalese army

PH, US end war games after 56 field exercises

May 01, 2015 - 12:53 AM

Balikatan 2015 kicked off in the backdrop of growing fears over China s reclamation in the South China Sea and the Supreme Court s delay in deciding the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

WAR GAMES: US soldiers and their Filipino counterparts join force in an Amphibous Landing operation as part of the annual Balikatan Exercises at the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) of the Philippine Navy in San Antonio, Zambales province on Tuesday, April 21. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

10 pm curfew, nightclub ban imposed on US troops in PH

Apr 10, 2015 - 11:29 AM

Liberty is not authorized in the Philippines the spokesman of the US Pacific Command tells Rappler

WAR GAMES: A US soldier looks on while Filipinos fire their rifles during a mock 'assault' scenario as part of the US-Philippines joint military live fire exercises in May 2014. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

AFP's new spokesperson is former liaison officer with US military

Nov 29, 2014 - 2:20 PM

Colonel Restituto Padilla Jr assumes the post at a time when the Philippines and the US are hoping to immediately implement the newly signed EDCA

NEW SPOKESPERSON. Col Restituto Padilla Jr (middle), receives the Defense Meritorious Service medal and citation from Admiral Samuel J Locklear, Commander of US Pacific Command (left) during the latter’s meeting with AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio P Catapang Jr (left) on October 14. File photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Rebalancing the US Army towards Asia

Dec 12, 2013 - 7:58 AM

To reassure regional allies and partners as well as balance against potential foes the force must better enumerate its shift through more transparent messaging both at home and abroad

REBALANCING. A file image of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) (center) during a 2008 joint US-Japan naval exercise. Image courtesy US Navy

Investing in our national security

Oct 28, 2013 - 5:08 PM

The nation faces an inter generational struggle to maintain our sovereignty and territorial integrity

Top US Pacific commander to visit Manila

Jun 05, 2013 - 4:21 PM

No open media events are planned for the visit