The Philippines is supposed to be moving away from America. The Philippines’ president has said that they don’t like us and don’t need us anymore, that now they have China to back them up. But anyone could be fooled by looking at combined exercises like this. Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) is an annual U.S.-Philippine military bilateral exercise that combines amphibious capabilities with humanitarian civic assistance efforts to strengthen interoperability and working relationships.
The training is specifically designed to enhance the capabilities of each country’s forces and strengthen their ability to cooperate for disaster relief and regional security. More than 1,400 U.S. service members based in Okinawa, Japan, and 500 Armed Forces of the Philippines members participate in the exercise. In this video, U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Echo Company, and Philippine Marines conduct mechanical and dynamic breaching drills for PHIBLEX 33 in Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base, in the Philippines. It doesn’t look like Philippines soldiers are ready to say goodbye to Americans anytime soon.
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