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  11/28/2013, Kislev 25, 5774

US-Japan Wargames Amid China 'Zone' Standoff

American and Japanese forces are currently conducting a massive naval exercise, "AnnualEx 2013," near China's newly declared "air-defense identification zone" that has exacerbated tensions in the region. Meanwhile, reports show Japanese military aircraft continue flying through the zone regardless of threats.

The joint naval exercise between the US Navy's 7th fleet and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) aims to test the two nations' ability to defend Japan and respond to a regional crisis.