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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

US increases military drills in Asia

The US navy has increased its training exercises off the coast of Thailand.

The new drills are part of a strategic campaign which the White House calls its "pivot to Asia", but others see the rise in military activity as a political move by the US to flex its muscles.

It comes at a time of deep tension over territorial disputes surrounding the group of islands known as the Scarborough Shoal.

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