Japan conducts first joint drills with France and US with eye on China, North Korea

May 11, 2021 | INVESTING

French naval and ground units on Tuesday began taking part in joint military manoeuvres with their Japanese and US counterparts in southern Japan, with the exercises simulating a number of scenarios, including defending remote islands and intercepting vessels at sea.The week-long drills are the first time that French units have carried out exercises in Japan with American and Japanese forces, with analysts suggesting the drills are designed to send a message to an increasingly expansionist and…

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