There’s no summer vacation for the most powerful navy in the world, but every two years the U.S. military holds a massive war exercise called RIMPAC in the waters around the Hawaiian islands.
From USA Today:
Warships from a record 26 nations — including the United States and China — are converging on waters near Hawaii this week for a five-week-long series of exercises designed to promote international security, good will and cooperation on the high seas.
Well, good luck with that.
The massive “Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, war games will take place amid increasing tension and competition in waters of the Asia-Pacific region and will include warships from at least seven nations with competing claims or interests in the region.
The RIMPAK is basically like if the USA was the undisputed top dog of a group who regularly threw a huge party for his friends just to show off his massive mansion, his sweet stuff, his gorgeous wife, and rub it in their faces.
The goal this year is to intimidate China, who was allowed to bring a pussy hospital ship and humanitarian fleet but barred from participating in the military exercises. Basically, “don’t fuck with us in the Pacific, China. We’ll wreck your shit.”
The RIMPAK is also historically when the U.S. publicly tests/announces its most cutting-edge military technology. Past years have seen laser cannons, railguns, and autonomous terrestrial drone combatants like the terrifying robot hellhound that is LS3.
The games kick off within the week. Knock ’em (theoretically) dead, boys..
[via USA Today]
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