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Japan and U.S. hold joint urban warfare drills

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 01:08

Japanese self denfense forces and the U.S. military held joint urban warfare and rescue drills near Mt. Fuji on Monday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. The Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and U.S. 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team held urban warfare and frontline rescue drills near the foot of Mount Fuji on Monday (September 18) as part of an annual two-week exercise. Around 1,200 soldiers took part in the training, named Orient Shield 17, amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Both Japanese and U.S. units took turns surveying buildings and clearing rooms in a simulated urban warfare setting, and carried out frontline rescue operations. Orient Shield 17 kicked off on September 8, and is scheduled to run until the 25th.

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Japan and U.S. hold joint urban warfare drills

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 01:08