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U.S. Forces Are Training with Filipinos in 'Shield' Exercises

It is a reaffirmation of the two countries’ commitment under the Mutual Defense Treaty. 
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From March 5 to 24, American military forces from the United States Army Pacific Command will participate in Salakib Exercises with the Philippine Army. 

In Ilokano, “salakib” means shield. 

According to Philippine Army commander Lieutenant General Romeo Brawner, Jr., the shield exercises or Salakib is anchored on the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty between the U.S. and the Philippines. 

 “Salaknib, which means shield in Ilocano, is a testament to our enduring ties with the US Army. It is anchored on the Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty and has been ongoing since 2015,” said Brawner in a report by the PNA.

According to the U.S. Army, Salaknib is a Philippine Army-led, bilateral exercise designed to enhance U.S. and Philippine defense readiness and tactical interoperability. It is sponsored by the U.S. Army Pacific Command. 

Below are photos from last year’s Salakib 2021 Exercises. 

Photo by U.S. ARMY.
Photo by U.S. ARMY.
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