Australia joins United States and Japan in naval exercise as concerns grow over China
By defence correspondent Andrew Greene
The military activity coincides with a warning from US Defence Secretary Mark Esper that America will step up its challenges to Beijing’s territorial claims in the region.
An Australian Joint Task Group, led by HMAS Canberra, has joined up with
the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and a Japanese destroyer for a
“trilateral exercise” ahead of larger-scale war games in Hawaii.