With USMC Help, Japan Flexes More Muscle

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Hauling large packs, rifles and 84mm mortar tubes, they stormed ashore from Navy ships Feb. 13 looking a lot like Marine infantrymen. But these grunts belonged instead to a company-size force with Japan's Western Army Infantry Regiment, having traveled here for the annual three-week exercise Iron Fist.

Leave a comment