Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023 is unprecedented in its scale and scope
Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023, being held from 21 July to 4 August, looks very different from previous iterations of this biennial event on Australian shores. One reason for this is the changing security landscape, as China grows evermore belligerent, and Russia has become bogged down in a war of attrition in Ukraine.
In addition to the two key partners of Australia and the US, forces from Canada, Fiji, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Tonga and the UK were all participating. Troop numbers surpassed 30,000, making it the largest-ever Talisman Sabre.
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