World’s largest naval exercise sends message to China  

Voice of America News reports: “The United States and 28 partner nations have begun the world’s largest naval war exercise off the shores of Hawaii, known as the Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC.

This year’s exercise brings international cooperation on a scale like no other: 40 surface ships, more than 150 aircraft, three submarines and 25,000 people.

Nations from around the globe are practicing a wide range of missions, from natural disaster response to attack skills needed for war. While most participants arhe nations with Pacific coastlines, this year’s RIMPAC also includes non-Pacific nations, including the United Kingdom, France, Brazil and Israel.

‘Every nation in the world that has interests in the Pacific and will adhere to the same values is more than welcome to participate,’ said Chilean Navy Commodore Alberto Guerrero, RIMPAC deputy commander…”

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