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Chinese Ships Head to US-led Pacific Rim Exercises

China for the first time is sending multiple ships to a U.S.-led international maritime drill known as RIMPAC, or Rim of Pacific exercise . China’s official media describes the trip as a venture “deep into the tiger’s den.”  Absent from this year’s participant list is Russia. Forty-seven ships, along with six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel, will participate in this year’s RIMPAC exercise. According to Chinese media, four ships from People's Liberation...

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