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Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers (REUTERS/Ryan Bacalso / MANILA BULLETIN)

AFP beefs up defense, security measures vs Reds

By Mike U. Crismundo Camp Bancasi, Butuan City – Combat maneuvering troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday intensified their defense…

South Korea's anti-war activists protest against deployment of US-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Beijing holds successful missile defense test

By Agence France-Presse China said Tuesday it successfully conducted a test of a ground-based missile defense system amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Concern…

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said coalition partners are looking to America for a clear plan about what follows the physical defeat of IS (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

US defense chief heads to NATO for IS, Afghan talks

By Agence France-Presse With the Islamic State crumbling in Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan mired in crisis and Russia looming large, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis…