US Army deploys midrange missile for first time in Philippines

[ad_1] The Mid-Range Capability missile has landed in Luzon, Philippines, as part of the Salaknib exercise taking place there, marking the first deployment of the new capability deemed vital for the U.S. Army’s strategy in the region. The 1st Multi-Domain Task Force brought the MRC weapon to the country on April 11, traveling more than … Read more

US, Japan, S Korea hold drills in disputed sea as Biden hosts leaders

[ad_1] ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT — A U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has held a two-day joint exercise with its allies Japan and South Korea as U.S. President Joe Biden met for talks with leaders from Japan and the Philippines at the White House. The military and diplomatic maneuvers are … Read more

US, Japan announce generational upgrade to alliance amid China threat

[ad_1] The leaders of America and Japan unveiled a lengthy list of defense agreements Wednesday in what U.S. President Joe Biden called “the most significant upgrade in our alliance since it was first established.” The two countries will improve their respective command-and-control systems, form an industrial council to build weapons together, network their missile defense … Read more

US Pacific boss ‘very concerned’ about Chinese aggression in region

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia — The head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said on Tuesday that he was “very, very concerned” about China’s aggression toward Philippine forces near disputed islands in the South China Sea. The Chinese coast guard has repeatedly clashed with Philippine patrol vessels near the Philippines-occupied Second Thomas Shoal. Last month, several Filipino seamen … Read more