The United States Embassy in the Philippines made a statement saying “the U.S. is ready for anything” together with a photo of US Navy, US Air Force, US Army, and US Marine Corps joint exercise in Philippine Sea held in September 2018.
“One aircraft carrier, 15 other surface ships, more than 160 aircraft, and approximately 15,000 personnel from the U.S. Navy, United States Air Force, U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps sent a clear message in the Philippine Sea last September: The U.S. is ready for anything,” the US Embassy in the Philippines said in a social media post.
“This display of military technology and strength is called Valiant Shield, and it is the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s U.S.-only joint training exercise. Held biennially, Valiant Shield began in 2006. #FriendsPartnersAllies,” it added.