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China’s Worst Nightmare: Impressive Video Shows The Enormous US-Led Naval Fleet Which is Patrolling the Pacific

  • China’s Worst Nightmare: Impressive Video Shows The Enormous US-Led Naval Fleet Which is Patrolling the Pacific
    by PATRICK LION FOR MAILONLINE, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ , 4 Aug 2016 
    Almost 50 ships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel from 26 nations have gathered in the Pacific Ocean for a huge display of military power. A peaceful yet intimidating combination of force joined together for RIMPAC, a US-led multinational training exercise held in waters off Hawaii every two years since 1971 to foster co-operative naval relationships.

    But following tensions over the South China Sea which erupted in recent weeks, the display also reportedly included a contingent from China despite calls to disinvite the country.

    The display is held by Commander, US Pacific Fleet, and executed by Commander, US 3rd Fleet, the US Navy said.

    This year’s exercise, the 25th in the series, includes units or personnel from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

    But there was also involvement from China, the US’s strategic rival.

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August 10, 2016 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , ,

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