Marines assess a terrain map during an amphibious assault exercise in Bowen, Australia, July 22, 2019, as part of Talisman Sabre, an exercise between U.S. and Australian troops. Talisman Sabre 19 is a bilateral exercise that provides U.S. and Australian forces realistic and relevant training to strengthen regional security, peace and stability. This year, the United Kingdom also participated in the exercise with its Royal Marines Commandos.

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