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Hong Kong (CNN)The Pentagon kicked off the world's largest naval war games last week, the biennial, month-long Rim of the Pacific exercises, known as RIMPAC, bringing together 46 ships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 25,000 troops from 25 nations.

Missing from that contingent is China, which was disinvited from RIMPAC over its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/30/asia/rimpac-navy-exercises-us-china-intl/index.html

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