“Naval forces for the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia and Canada wrapped up the Pacific Dragon 2022 exercise on Monday … The biennial multinational air and missile defense drills began on Aug. 5 in Hawaii at the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands (PMRF) and off the coast of Kauai … This was the first time Australia and Canada took part in the exercises, as previous iterations only included the U.S., Japan and the Republic of Korea.”
Fascinating combination and timing — coupled with the US-Indonesian military maneuver and the Japanese Navy visiting Fiji. If you think this missile defense maneuver took place without the massive Taiwanese-American PAVE-PAWs radar, and Taiwanese Patriot Pac 3s involved, then I have many bridges to sell at a discount. Of the many many unintended consequences from dictators. During the 1996 Chinese communist missile tantrum, the American military discovered that from 1979-1996 they had neglected and isolated the Taiwanese military so much that in a crisis, these quasi-allied forces would be unable to function together. Billions in arms sales and many decades of nonpartisan efforts from the US later, the 2022 Chinese communist missile tantrum met a very different US-Taiwan-Japan military alliance. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, coupled with Chinese communist human rights violations in East Turkestan and Hong Kong, will accelerate the push to formalize the military alliance. Beijing is warning American warships away from the Taiwan Strait — the big news this year could possibly be Japanese missile defense destroyers sailing alongside the US Navy near Taiwan, or, into the Taiwan Strait. 18.8.2022
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