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Access to Pacific harbours key to U.S. strategy - Panetta

CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited a deep-water Vietnamese port near the contested South China Sea on Sunday, calling access to such harbours critical as the U.S. shifts 60 percent of its warships to the Asia-Pacific by 2020.

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Access to Pacific harbours key to U.S. strategy - Panetta

CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited a deep-water Vietnamese port near the contested South China Sea on Sunday, calling access to such harbours critical as the U.S. shifts 60 percent of its warships to the Asia-Pacific by 2020.

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Panetta to explain U.S. strategic shift to Asian allies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will brief allies on the U.S. strategic shift toward Asia and will seek to allay concerns that fiscal uncertainty could undermine Washington's commitment to the effort as he begins a week-long visit to the region this weekend.

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China reach in focus at U.S.- Philippine security talks

MANILA (Reuters) - China is likely to be high on the agenda at top level U.S.-Philippine security talks on Monday as Washington refocuses its foreign policy on Asia and Manila realises its limits in trying to solve territorial disputes with Beijing alone.

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China reach in focus at U.S.- Philippine security talks

MANILA (Reuters) - China is likely to be high on the agenda at top level U.S.-Philippine security talks on Monday as Washington refocuses its foreign policy on Asia and Manila realises its limits in trying to solve territorial disputes with Beijing alone.

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Philippines, U.S. stage war games in face of China warning

ULUGAN BAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Thousands of American and Philippine troops waded ashore on Wednesday in a mock assault to retake a small island in energy-rich waters disputed with China, a drill Beijing had said would raise the risk of armed conflict.

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Philippines, U.S. stage war games in face of China warning

ULUGAN BAY, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. and Philippine commandos waded ashore on Wednesday in a mock assault to retake a small island in energy-rich waters disputed with China, part of a drill involving thousands of troops Beijing had said would raise the risk of armed conflict.

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Philippine, U.S. stage war games as South China Sea tension simmers

ULUGAN BAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Thousands of American and Philippine troops waded ashore on Wednesday in a mock assault to retake a small island in the South China Sea as tensions bubbled over rival claims to disputed areas rich in oil and gas.

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Philippines, U.S. stage war games in face of China warning

ULUGAN BAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Hundreds of American and Philippine troops waded ashore on Wednesday in a mock assault to retake a small island in energy-rich waters disputed with China, a drill Beijing had said would raise the risk of armed conflict.

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Vietnam hosts naval exchange with US Navy

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam kicked off a week-long naval exchange Monday with the U.S. Navy amid percolating tensions in the South China Sea with China.