Philippines launches joint sea and air patrols with U.S. military


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Ferdinand Marcos Jr. President of the Philippines speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S., November 15, 2023. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/ File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights Summary Patrols start off Philippine Northernmost island Combat planes, navy ships involved U.S.-Philippine ties enhanced this year, China relations soar China has warned alliance against stoking tensions MANILA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Joint maritime and air patrols in the South China Sea between the Philippines and the United States military were launched on Tuesday, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said, describing it as a "significant initiative". The Philippine leader's...