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NEWS | July 16, 2023

U.S., Japan, Republic of Korea Conduct Trilateral Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Public Affairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS John Finn (DDG 113) conducted a trilateral ballistic missile defense exercise on July, 16, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Maya class destroyer JS Maya (DDG 179), and Republic of Korea Navy Se Jong Daewang class destroyer ROKS Yul Gog Yi I (DDG 992).

This exercise enhances the interoperability of our collective forces and demonstrates the strength of the trilateral relationship with our Allies Japan and Republic of Korea. This trilateral cooperation is reflective of our shared values and resolve against those who challenge regional stability.

We remain committed to peace and prosperity in the region to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific.

 

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