US, Japan, Australia kick off annual Cope North drills on Guam

February 15, 2018 2:15 am stripes.com
US, Japan, Australia kick off annual Cope North drills on Guam

More than 100 warplanes will fly over Guam this month during an annual exercise that tests the airpower of the United States and its allies in the Western Pacific. Cope North, which kicked off Wednesday at Andersen Air Force Base, involves 2,850 troops and planes from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force, a Defense Department statement said. The exercise, which runs…

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