China told not to worry on PH-US war games | Global News

China told not to worry on PH-US war games

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:21 PM September 09, 2014

In this Sept. 20, 2013 file photo, Filipino Marines and US Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit BOXER Amphibious Ready Group based in Okinawa, Japan drop from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during a joint military exercise called Philippines-US Amphibious Landing Exercise in Ternate, Cavite province. AP

MANILA, Philippines—Just war games, and nothing more.

A Philippine Navy official on Tuesday maintained that the Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 (Phiblex) is not aimed at sending a message to China amid the West Philippine Sea territorial dispute.

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Lieutenant Commander Marineth Domingo, Philippine Navy Public Affairs Office Chief, said the Phiblex between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the United States Marines is only for training purposes.

“We would like to train amphibious units to contribute to the national maneuver force,” Domingo added.

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Around 2,300 service members from the Philippines and the United States are set to attend the third major war games in the country, which is set to take place from September 29 to October 10.

Domingo said the sole objective of the Phiblex is to enhance the cooperation between the two Armed Forces and the security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

“It’s to improve interoperability and combat readiness of the participating forces,” Domingo said. “And of course enhance security cooperation in the region.”

Balikatan and Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (Carat) are the other two major war games between the Philippines and the United States.

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