posted on Nov, 30 2021 @ 06:02 AM
Well, I guess them planes flying over Yamaguchi , Japan had a reason. Japan and the US will NOT give up the South China Sea to China, regardless what
the Beijing gang has on some American political leaders.
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Japan, US hold first-ever joint naval drill in South China Sea
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 9:36 AM [ Last Update: Wednesday, 17 November 2021 10:26 AM ]
US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the
People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The USS Milius and an unidentifed Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force submarine are seen on Nov. 16, 2021. (JMSDF photo)
Japan and the United States have conducted naval drills in the South China Sea, as part of their first-ever anti-submarine war games in the
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) said in a statement on Tuesday that a total of four Japanese and US vessels had taken part in the drills,
including helicopter carrier JS Kaga and two patrol aircraft.
The naval exercise, which kicked off on Monday, also involved the US navy destroyer USS Milius and a US navy P-8A maritime patrol aircraft.
They used an MSDF submarine as a target during the exercise.
“This is the first time [Japan and the United States] have conducted antisubmarine drills in the South China Sea,” MSDF Chief of Staff Hiroshi
Yamamura said at a press conference on Tuesday.
“The fact that we can conduct drills in any sea area shows the high level of interoperability between Japan and the United States,” he added.
The MSDF said in a news release that a bilateral naval exercise between Japan and the US navy would take place in the waters around Japan from Nov. 21
to 30. A total of 20 MSDF ships and 40 MSDF aircraft, 10 US navy ships, and a single German navy ship will take part in those drills, it said.
China has vastly upgraded its military infrastructure in recent years, amid rising tensions over Chinese Taipei, the South China Sea, and military
supremacy in the Indo-Pacific.