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U.S. Army, Japan, Australia expand logistics cooperation

First drill between Army, Japan's GSDF focuses on keeping islets supplied

Landing craft, like this one departing from an amphibious assault ship, can be used to transport troops and equipment to shore even in areas without ports.   © Reuters/U.S. Navy

NEW YORK -- The U.S. military is working with Japan and Australia to expand operations of small transport vessels to deliver weapons, personnel and other supplies to forces scattered throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Logistics is a key focus in the Orient Shield joint military exercises being held by Japan and the U.S. from mid-September to Sept. 23.

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