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Northern Edge Drills In Alaska Eye Potential Asian Crises

June 17 2011


More than 6,000 personnel from all branches of the U.S. armed forces are participating in this year's Northern Edge exercise, reports the Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner.

The biennial exercise focuses on potential crises in the Asia-Pacific region.

More than 150 aircraft are also taking part in the training, which includes live bombing drills and simulated air-to-air combat.

Participating aircraft include Air Force F-16 and F-15 fighters, B-52 bombers and KC-135...

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