14 iunie 2018

Navy, Marine Corps begin this year’s CARAT drills in Thailand

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The Navy and Marine Corps have kicked off a series of bilateral exercises aimed at strengthening professional skills and building friendships with several Southeast Asian nations. The 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, or CARAT, which began Wednesday in Thailand, also includes stops in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Bangladesh. Similar training will also occur with Vietnam and the Philippines. “The CARAT exercise series provides a unique and vital opportunity for our navies [...]