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Japan, U.S. hold missile defense drill

July 10, 2007

By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press

TOKYO – Japan and the United States held a joint missile defense exercise off the Japanese coast last week, a Defense Ministry official said Tuesday.

The two countries held a regional ballistic missile defense drill on July 6, bringing together Aegis-radar equipped destroyers and early warning aircraft, or AWACS, said a Japanese Defense Ministry official who spoke on condition of anonymity according to protocol.

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