US Troops Join Chinese Counterparts for Annual Disaster Management Exercise

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US soldiers have joined China People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops in the city of Nanjing for a week-long Disaster Management Exchange (DME) that ends on Sunday, the US Army said in a press release.


"The DME is an annual USARPAC [US Army Pacific] disaster risk reduction event with the PLA that began in 2005," the release said on Wednesday. "This long-established exchange underscores the commitment of both the US and the PRC [People’s Republic of China] to address Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief challenges across the region."

The US Army explained in the release that the November 13-18 exercise consists of three parts: an expert academic discussion, a table top exchange and a practical field exchange.

The exchange comes amid heightened tensions between the United States and China as the two nations fight a trade war and Washington scrambles to restore a military depleted by budget cuts and years of fighting in an effort to compete with Beijing’s military modernization.

 

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US Troops Join Chinese Counterparts for Annual Disaster Management Exercise

2018/11/1542261430.jpg
Read: 289     11:35     15 November 2018    

US soldiers have joined China People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops in the city of Nanjing for a week-long Disaster Management Exchange (DME) that ends on Sunday, the US Army said in a press release.


"The DME is an annual USARPAC [US Army Pacific] disaster risk reduction event with the PLA that began in 2005," the release said on Wednesday. "This long-established exchange underscores the commitment of both the US and the PRC [People’s Republic of China] to address Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief challenges across the region."

The US Army explained in the release that the November 13-18 exercise consists of three parts: an expert academic discussion, a table top exchange and a practical field exchange.

The exchange comes amid heightened tensions between the United States and China as the two nations fight a trade war and Washington scrambles to restore a military depleted by budget cuts and years of fighting in an effort to compete with Beijing’s military modernization.

 

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