Military exercise in the Pacific postponed after French craft gets stranded

A military exercise in the Pacific Ocean was cancelled after a French landing craft became stranded.   The incident came during a joint exercise between Japanese, British, French, and American forces.   The exercise came as the craft attempted to land on the American island of Guam in the Mariana Archipelago.  It had been meant to be a demonstration of strength to counter the growing Chinese presence in the region.   However, the landing damaged the propellor of the vehicle, which led to the exercise being

The incident came during a joint exercise between the French, Japanese, British and American forces

Friday, May 12, 2017

A military exercise in the Pacific Ocean was cancelled after a French landing craft became stranded. 

The incident came during a joint exercise between Japanese, British, French, and American forces. 

The exercise came as the craft attempted to land on the American island of Guam in the Mariana Archipelago.

It had been meant to be a demonstration of strength to counter the growing Chinese presence in the region. 

However the landing damaged the propellor of the vehicle, which led to the exercise being discontinued. 

It also led to the cancellation of a separate helicopter exercise.