You are Seeing This Material Again, or I Told You So, Part Two

Way back in April, I wrote about joint naval exercises between China and Russia.  Those two paragons of international community are at it again, beginning tomorrow in the Pacific.  Isn’t international cooperation great, y’all?  The Washington Times tells the story of the largest joint naval exercises yet, showing great cooperation between Beijing and Moscow.  From TWT article:

The exercises, dubbed “Joint Sea 2015 II” will run through Aug. 28 in the Sea of Japan and off the coast of Vladivostok, the Russian port city situated roughly 100 miles north of the Chinese and Russian borders with North Korea.

The U.S. Naval Institute’s online news and analysis portal, USNI, noted that the exercises will be the second joint drills between Russia andChina in less than a year, following the first “Joint Sea 2015,” which played out in the Mediterranean in April.

If the world’s biggest superpower loses prestige and credibility, other nations will step into the breach and begin flexing their muscles.  I’m pretty sure I’ve said this sort of thing before.  We probably shouldn’t worry though.  I mean, it’s not like Russia and China are practicing an invasion or anything, right?

The drills will take place in the Peter the Great Gulf, waters off the Clerk Cape, and the Sea of Japan, according to Xinhua, which cited an unnamed “source close to the operation” as saying the two nations will simulate anti-submarine combat and air defense and other relevant missions, including the joint beach landing of troops.

Oh.  “The joint beach landing of troops”, huh?  Uh…

Need I say that you will see this material again?