The exercise was the first of its kind in the disputed waters. Photo: Handout
The exercise was the first of its kind in the disputed waters. Photo: Handout

Japan and US stage first anti-submarine exercise in South China Sea

  • Two Japanese destroyers, the JS Kaga and JS Murasame, join the USS Milius for Tuesday’s drill, which follows recent exercises with the US and Philippine navies
  • The countries’ militaries have been deepening their cooperation in recent years and seeking to put pressure on China over its claims to the disputed waters

The exercise was the first of its kind in the disputed waters. Photo: Handout
The exercise was the first of its kind in the disputed waters. Photo: Handout
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