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Wargames in the Pacific

U.S. Marine Captain Jared Krogh (C) leads Australian Army soldiers from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment up the beach after landing in amphibious assault vehicles from the USS Peleliu while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

U.S. Marine Captain Jared Krogh (C) leads Australian Army soldiers from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment up the beach after landing in amphibious assault vehicles from the USS Peleliu while participating in an assault exercise at Marine...more

U.S. Marine Captain Jared Krogh (C) leads Australian Army soldiers from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment up the beach after landing in amphibious assault vehicles from the USS Peleliu while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Australian Army Corporal Brendon Savage from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment gives orders in a live fire exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Australian Army Corporal Brendon Savage from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment gives orders in a live fire exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014....more

Australian Army Corporal Brendon Savage from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment gives orders in a live fire exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Australian Army soldiers from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment run out of an assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) during a live fire exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Australian Army soldiers from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment run out of an assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) during a live fire exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii,...more

Australian Army soldiers from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment run out of an assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) during a live fire exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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A soldier with the Japan Maritime Self- Defense Force watches a helicopter fly over after he landed on the beachhead while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

A soldier with the Japan Maritime Self- Defense Force watches a helicopter fly over after he landed on the beachhead while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe,...more

A soldier with the Japan Maritime Self- Defense Force watches a helicopter fly over after he landed on the beachhead while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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A soldier with the Japan Maritime Self- Defense Force sets up a perimeter defense after landing on the beachhead while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

A soldier with the Japan Maritime Self- Defense Force sets up a perimeter defense after landing on the beachhead while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe,...more

A soldier with the Japan Maritime Self- Defense Force sets up a perimeter defense after landing on the beachhead while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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An Australian Army soldier with 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment makes his way up the beach after landing in amphibious assault vehicle from the USS Peleliu while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

An Australian Army soldier with 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment makes his way up the beach after landing in amphibious assault vehicle from the USS Peleliu while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the...more

An Australian Army soldier with 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment makes his way up the beach after landing in amphibious assault vehicle from the USS Peleliu while participating in an assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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A U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle charges through the surf at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

A U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle charges through the surf at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

A U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle charges through the surf at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Kaneohe, Hawaii, July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Brooks Graham, from Ludington, Michigan, directs a landing craft air cushion into the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu after a training exercise June 25, 2014. Peleliu is en route to Hawaii to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.  REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Gaskil/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Brooks Graham, from Ludington, Michigan, directs a landing craft air cushion into the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu after a training exercise June 25, 2014. Peleliu is en route to Hawaii to participate in...more

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Brooks Graham, from Ludington, Michigan, directs a landing craft air cushion into the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu after a training exercise June 25, 2014. Peleliu is en route to Hawaii to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Gaskil/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters
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China's People's Liberation Army Navy ship Peace Ark sails off southeast of Oahu, Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

China's People's Liberation Army Navy ship Peace Ark sails off southeast of Oahu, Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

China's People's Liberation Army Navy ship Peace Ark sails off southeast of Oahu, Hawaii during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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An experimental Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector from the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab demonstrates its ability at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

An experimental Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector from the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab demonstrates its ability at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11,...more

An experimental Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector from the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab demonstrates its ability at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Chinese sailors take a picture together after their ship, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy guided missile destroyer Haikou arrived at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam to participate in the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC 2014, in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Chinese sailors take a picture together after their ship, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy guided missile destroyer Haikou arrived at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam to participate in the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC 2014, in...more

Chinese sailors take a picture together after their ship, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy guided missile destroyer Haikou arrived at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam to participate in the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC 2014, in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Elio Nunez and 5th Royal Australian Regiment Corporal Joshua Eltan discuss logistics and tactics before being deployed at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Elio Nunez and 5th Royal Australian Regiment Corporal Joshua Eltan discuss logistics and tactics before being deployed at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in...more

U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Elio Nunez and 5th Royal Australian Regiment Corporal Joshua Eltan discuss logistics and tactics before being deployed at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force unload a patient from a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter in a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief drill aboard the JMSDF ship JS ISE, south of Oahu, during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force unload a patient from a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter in a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief drill aboard the JMSDF ship JS ISE, south of Oahu, during the multi-national military exercise...more

Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force unload a patient from a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter in a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief drill aboard the JMSDF ship JS ISE, south of Oahu, during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Naval Commander Fu Bengsheng from Chinese People's Liberation Army performs cupping therapy on a PLA sailor while aboard the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Naval Commander Fu Bengsheng from Chinese People's Liberation Army performs cupping therapy on a PLA sailor while aboard the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Naval Commander Fu Bengsheng from Chinese People's Liberation Army performs cupping therapy on a PLA sailor while aboard the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Naval Commander Chen Li from China's People's Liberation Army  has the command during his watch on the bridge of the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Naval Commander Chen Li from China's People's Liberation Army has the command during his watch on the bridge of the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Naval Commander Chen Li from China's People's Liberation Army has the command during his watch on the bridge of the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Chinese naval destroyer Haikou and missile frigate Yueyang depart for the Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC), at a military port in Sanya, Hainan province, China June 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

Chinese naval destroyer Haikou and missile frigate Yueyang depart for the Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC), at a military port in Sanya, Hainan province, China June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Chinese naval destroyer Haikou and missile frigate Yueyang depart for the Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC), at a military port in Sanya, Hainan province, China June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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U.S. Navy Lieutenant Donald Skelton (R) eats lunch with Naval Commander Qi Yungzhi from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) while aboard the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Donald Skelton (R) eats lunch with Naval Commander Qi Yungzhi from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) while aboard the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. ...more

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Donald Skelton (R) eats lunch with Naval Commander Qi Yungzhi from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) while aboard the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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A view from the deck of the Chinese People Liberation Army Naval ship Haikou as it sits docked at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

A view from the deck of the Chinese People Liberation Army Naval ship Haikou as it sits docked at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

A view from the deck of the Chinese People Liberation Army Naval ship Haikou as it sits docked at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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U.S. Marines deploy from their amphibious assault vehicle at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

U.S. Marines deploy from their amphibious assault vehicle at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

U.S. Marines deploy from their amphibious assault vehicle at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Officers from the Singapore Navy and Army watch as an experimental Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector from the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab demonstrates its ability at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Officers from the Singapore Navy and Army watch as an experimental Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector from the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab demonstrates its ability at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national...more

Officers from the Singapore Navy and Army watch as an experimental Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector from the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab demonstrates its ability at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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A guard keeps media out of a restricted area as they tour the Peoples Liberation Army Naval Hospital ship Peace Ark at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

A guard keeps media out of a restricted area as they tour the Peoples Liberation Army Naval Hospital ship Peace Ark at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

A guard keeps media out of a restricted area as they tour the Peoples Liberation Army Naval Hospital ship Peace Ark at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force move a patient to the hospital ward after landing from a helicopter in a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief drill aboard the JMSDF ship JS ISE, south of Oahu, during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force move a patient to the hospital ward after landing from a helicopter in a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief drill aboard the JMSDF ship JS ISE, south of Oahu, during the multi-national...more

Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force move a patient to the hospital ward after landing from a helicopter in a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief drill aboard the JMSDF ship JS ISE, south of Oahu, during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Indonesian Marines sit atop an amphibious assault vehicle on the beach at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Indonesian Marines sit atop an amphibious assault vehicle on the beach at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Indonesian Marines sit atop an amphibious assault vehicle on the beach at the Marine Corps training facility at Bellows during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
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Crew of South Korea's navy destroyer Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong waves to shore as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, for the sea phase of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 July 7, 2014.   REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Wright/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

Crew of South Korea's navy destroyer Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong waves to shore as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, for the sea phase of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 July 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist...more

Crew of South Korea's navy destroyer Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong waves to shore as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, for the sea phase of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 July 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Wright/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters
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Pastor Park Jong-soo and South Korea's Navy Cmdr. Kim Jung-tae wave to the crew of South Korea's navy destroyer Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, in preparation for the sea phase of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 July 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Wright/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

Pastor Park Jong-soo and South Korea's Navy Cmdr. Kim Jung-tae wave to the crew of South Korea's navy destroyer Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, in preparation for the sea phase of the Rim of the...more

Pastor Park Jong-soo and South Korea's Navy Cmdr. Kim Jung-tae wave to the crew of South Korea's navy destroyer Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, in preparation for the sea phase of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 July 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Wright/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters
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