US, Philippines hold talks on boosting military capacity: Spokesman

America`s Pacific commander held talks with the Philippine military on Wednesday on ways to strengthen US capacity in the region to deter conflict and maintain freedom of navigation, a Filipino spokesman said.

US plans more Asia-Pacific drills to counter China reclamation

The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China`s rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Wednesday.

American delegation in Delhi to talk defence

Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit here next month, an American delegation arrived on Monday for talks on defence technology transfer and joint production.

US, Japan hold senior defence talks; China a focus

Region security was the top priority when seniormost US military commander in the Pacific hosted Japan`s most senior uniformed officer.