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Japanese Amphibious Assault

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA –Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force inspect their amphibious assault vehicles before conducting amphibious training during exercise Iron Fist 2018, January 17. Iron Fist is a five-week-long exercise focusing on advanced marksmanship, amphibious reconnaissance, fire and maneuver assaults, staff planning, logistical support, medical knowledge sharing, fire support operations, including mortars, artillery and close air support, and amphibious landing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA –Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force inspect their amphibious assault vehicles before conducting amphibious training during exercise Iron Fist 2018, January 17. Iron Fist is a five-week-long exercise focusing on advanced marksmanship, amphibious reconnaissance, fire and maneuver assaults, staff planning, logistical support, medical knowledge sharing, fire support operations, including mortars, artillery and close air support, and amphibious landing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton – Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force inspect their amphibious assault vehicles before conducting amphibious training during exercise Iron Fist 2018, January 17. Iron Fist is a five-week-long exercise focusing on advanced marksmanship, amphibious reconnaissance, fire and maneuver assaults, staff planning, logistical support, medical knowledge sharing, fire support operations, including mortars, artillery and close air support, and amphibious landing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)