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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015: 30 nations watch as US, Australia and Japan hold war games in the Northern Territory

There was nothing “humanitarian” about the biggest amphibious assault ever conducted in Australia when a combined US-Australia-Japanese force landed on an isolated stretch of coast southwest of Darwin.

Despite the efforts of senior officers and a large team of public affairs staff to push the line about the importance of amphibious operations to disaster relief, Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 is about high end war fighting.

Even the handout provided by the Department of Defence media spelt it out.

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