Philippines weighs war drills with Australia, US

June 27, 2007 13:10

The Philippine military is looking at the possibility of organizing joint war drills with US and Australian troops to bolster the regional battle against terror groups, a military official said Wednesday. The Philippines holds several military exercises each year with the United States, its longtime ally, under a 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty and two other security accords. Last month, it signed a Status of Forces Agreement with Australia that would allow large-scale exercises with Australian troops.

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