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International relations

U.S. Marines and Japan units train to thwart island attack

Pace of joint exercises increases as China becomes more assertive in region

U.S. Marines and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force evacuate a simulated casualty during a drill at the Ojojihara Training Area in July. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marines)

HACHINOHE, Japan -- Japanese and U.S. personnel concluded a two-day exercise on Wednesday that was designed as training for a rapid response to an amphibious invasion of a remote island.

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