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Warriors of the Sea

The Navy's Koa Kai readiness exercise off Kauai reflects the shifting priorities of the U.S. military

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 02, 2014

~~<p>Navy ships from Pearl Harbor and San Diego pitched and rolled as they cut through 6- to 9-foot seas off Kauai last week, testing their ability to hunt submarines and fend off missile attacks from enemy jets.</p>
<p>Koa Kai, a big Navy readiness exercise held semiannually in Hawaii, got even bigger as at least a dozen ships -- including a Canadian oiler -- gathered for the training.</p>
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Navy ships from Pearl Harbor and San Diego pitched and rolled as they cut through 6- to 9-foot seas off Kauai last week, testing their ability to hunt submarines and fend off missile attacks from enemy jets.

Koa Kai, a big Navy readiness exercise held semiannually in Hawaii, got even bigger as at least a dozen ships -- including a Canadian oiler -- gathered for the training. Login for more...



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