Jets roar as US, Japan, Australia drill in Pacific

Feb 7, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Lake Wylie Pilot

Fighter jets from the U.S. and two key allies roared into western Pacific skies Thursday in the combat phase of annual exercises that have gained importance as the region responds to the rise of China and other potential threats.

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Good stuff.
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Looks like Philippines, NZ and others may be soon joining Japan, Australia and US in future exercises.

"....The Cope North drills which could soon swell in participants are aimed at preparing air forces of the U.S., Japan and Australia to fight together if a military crisis erupts. They also send a vivid reminder to Beijing that America's regional alliances are strong, though officers leading the maneuvers say they are not looking to bait the Chinese military.

"The training is not against a specific country, like China," Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Gen. Masayuki Hironaka said. "However, I think (the fact) that our alliance with the U.S. and Australia is healthy is a strong message."

The three allies began flying sorties together earlier in the week around the U.S. territory of Guam in a humanitarian phase of the exercises, dropping emergency assistance in packages that wafted down under parachutes to jungle airfields. On Thursday, fighter jets were joined by bombers, transport planes and tankers that refuel the fighters in midair. For the first time, Japanese tankers were joining the drills.

U.S. officials said they believe more allies, particularly New Zealand and the Philippines, will join the exercises soon...

....Pacific Air Forces commander Gen. Herbert Carlisle......."The United States and our partners are taking 'joint' to the next level," he said. "The amount of commerce that goes through here, the amount of the world GDP that goes through here, if you look at the world's population that is in this part of the world, the importance of the Pacific can't be overstated."

Washington's renewed focus on Asia has generally been welcomed by its more-established and prosperous allies like Japan and Australia because they share the U.S. concerns that changes in the balance of power could hurt economic growth throughout the region.

"I think nations throughout the region are looking for that increased support that working with the U.S. is likely to bring," said Royal Australian Air Force Air Commodore Anthony Grady. "Australia welcomes the refocus."

Japan also has a more urgent need to tout its U.S. alliance........"

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Nuke CHina!! Nuke Israel!! Nuke the UN!!

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This is clearly aimed at China. They need to be brought into line and realise that they don't own the South China Sea and if they cause any trouble they will be bombed back a couple of decades and be doomed to grow rice for the next century or two..

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Wouldn't it be cheaper not to have a military thus saving a fortune and making it impossible to go to war with your neighboring countries ?
Tranfer all military personel towards emergency services thus keeping them in tune with the overall well being of their country at all times.
No more bullets no more death ...
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Anglo-Saxon-Celt wrote:
Nuke CHina!! Nuke Israel!! Nuke the UN!!
Kill 'em all!
Nuke your home!

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Neville Thompson wrote:
Wouldn't it be cheaper not to have a military thus saving a fortune and making it impossible to go to war with your neighboring countries ?
Tranfer all military personel towards emergency services thus keeping them in tune with the overall well being of their country at all times.
No more bullets no more death ...
And how likely is that to happen?
Wars also serve a purpose. It keeps the population down. Imagine if we never had wars. We would have way more problems with over crowding and climate change (if it really is man made)
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And how likely is that to happen?
Wars also serve a purpose. It keeps the population down. Imagine if we never had wars. We would have way more problems with over crowding and climate change (if it really is man made)
Any thoughts on US-Australia using Mr Humbert's anti-Western a$$ for our joint military target practice exercises in Darwin ? Figuratively, of course. ;)

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<quoted text>Any thoughts on US-Australia using Mr Humbert's anti-Western a$$ for our joint military target practice exercises in Darwin ? Figuratively, of course. ;)
Hahaha that'd be a great idea.
But I'd rather we used his whole country for target practice.
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<quoted text>Hahaha that'd be a great idea.
But I'd rather we used his whole country for target practice.
No. I wouldn't go that far. Can't blame all aggressive Easterners for the noodle slurper's actions. Besides, only angry non-American on proxy, Humbert, is the one who wants war. ;)

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China and Russia need democracy.
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.....And A-S-C when he gets a little bit excited.

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<quoted text>No. I wouldn't go that far. Can't blame all aggressive Easterners for the noodle slurper's actions. Besides, only angry non-American on proxy, Humbert, is the one who wants war. ;)
The way I see it, it's inevitable at some point with the way China is going..
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.....And A-S-C when he gets a little bit excited.
regarding war.

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And how likely is that to happen?
Wars also serve a purpose. It keeps the population down. Imagine if we never had wars. We would have way more problems with over crowding and climate change (if it really is man made)
Killing our neighbors haven't solved anything at any time in the past.
In all the wars we have been involved in our country has never profited by our actions.
Go to any town in Australia and read the names on the war memorials,if they didn't go to war we would never have needed to import immigrant workers and our economy would have boomed beyond belief.

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ROTFLMAOAY!!!
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<quoted text>Killing our neighbors haven't solved anything at any time in the past.
In all the wars we have been involved in our country has never profited by our actions.
Go to any town in Australia and read the names on the war memorials,if they didn't go to war we would never have needed to import immigrant workers and our economy would have boomed beyond belief.
That's just stupid. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Just don't reply to me because I don't have the time or energy to reply to stupid posts..

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That's just stupid. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Just don't reply to me because I don't have the time or energy to reply to stupid posts..
Seeing you describe my post as stupid,you did reply so what does that make you ?

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YFYL Hahaha
Muppet, get a job.

KISS ~ Keep It SIMPLE STUPID(EASS)- your best protection against despice detection.

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