Lorenzana said the VFA, which sets out rules for US soldiers operating in the Philippines, has been vital in boosting the capabilities of under-resourced Philippine forces through dozens of annual joint training exercises.
In February, Trump's administration signed a deal with the Taliban to fully disengage from Afghanistan in exchange for subject to certain security guarantees, while the Taliban holds peace talks with the Afghan government in Doha.
A US service member was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement. It gave no further details and withheld the name of the service member
A US Army soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified on Sunday as decorated special forces company Sergeant Major James G. “Ryan” Sartor of Teague, Texas, the Department of Defense
Taliban and US negotiators are scrambling to finalize a draft agreement that will outline the withdrawal of American and NATO troops from Afghanistan and a verifiable Taliban guarantee to fight
A US service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, the US military said in a statement. It gave no further details and withheld the name of the service member until the next of kin were informed.
Top US military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking
US President Donald Trump was expected to announce further troop withdrawals on Wednesday from Afghanistan and from Iraq, where several thousand US troops hunting down extremist sleeper cells have faced increasing attacks blamed on pro-Iran factions.
The deal creates a legal basis for the deployment of British and Japanese troops on each others' territory for training and other operations. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's office called it "the most significant defence agreement between the two countries in more than a century".