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U.S., Japan, UK, France to conduct first joint naval exercises

  • April 29, 2017
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
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Saturday’s Mainichi wrote that the Ministry of Defense announced on Friday that the SDF will conduct joint exercises with the U.S., the UK, and France, from May 3 through 22 off Guam and in waters near neighboring locations. These will be the first drills involving the four nations. Sunday’s Sankei ran a similar report speculating that the drills are aimed at putting pressure on North Korea and keeping China’s maritime activities in the South and East China Seas in check.

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