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The measure does contain about $5 billion dollars for missile defense upgrades to respond to the threat from North Korea and to repair two destroyers damaged in accidents this year in the Pacific.
Monday's drills involved two U.S. destroyers, as well as one warship each from Japan and South Korea, a South Korean military spokesman told NBC News.
The infamous destroyer, which was ultimately attacked by kamikazes and sunk in 1944, had been unseen for 73 years—until now.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt strike group, including a cruiser and three destroyers, entered the region Oct. 23, joining the USS Ronald Reagan.
In June, another destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, also struck a container ship off the coast of Japan, drowning seven sailors in the ship’s breached berthing compartment.
Fast and well armed, they were given missions that didn't require the awesome firepower of battleships, but did require more oomph than a destroyer could provide.
On August 2, 1943, a Japanese destroyer rammed through it, sinking it and spilling ignited fuel onto the water.
China was also critical of US naval movements in the region after two US guided-missile destroyers collided with merchant ships earlier this year.
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