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GSDF to hold large-scale drills for contingency on Nansei Islands

  • September 10, 2021
  • , Sankei
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Sankei wrote that the GSDF plans to organize a series of drills across Japan from Sept. 15 through the end of November for the purpose of honing island defense capabilities, especially for protecting the island chains between southern Kyushu and the westernmost island of Yonaguni from foreign aggression. All GSDF units will be mobilized for the large-scale exercises in which MSDF and U.S. Navy warships are expected to offer transportation support.

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