Marines secure Kings Beach near the Australian town of Bowen during an amphibious drill that was part of the monthlong Talisman Sabre exercise, Monday, July 22, 2019. SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES
Marines secure Kings Beach near the Australian town of Bowen during an amphibious drill that was part of the monthlong Talisman Sabre exercise, Monday, July 22, 2019. SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES

US, Pacific allies show off their growing amphibious strength during Talisman Sabre

by Seth Robson
Stars and Stripes

BOWEN, Australia — U.S. Marines and troops from three allied nations demonstrated new amphibious capabilities as they stormed a beach this week in the Australian state of Queensland.

The Marines have been renowned for their ability to get from ship to shore under fire since World War II, but Monday’s training — part of this month’s massive, biennial Talisman Sabre exercise — made clear that their mates have plenty of firepower to bring to the party.

Hulking new landing helicopter docks, the HMAS Canberra and HMAS Adelaide — the Royal Australian Navy’s largest-ever warships — prowled offshore ahead of the landing, alongside the U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s tank landing ship JS Kunisaki.

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