U.S. joint forces coordinated multi-domain, multi-platform, long-range maritime strikes on the decommissioned guided-missile frigate Ingraham near Hawaii.

A combo of Marines loaded, offloaded, targeted and fired two Naval strike missiles at a decommissioned Navy ship’s hull during one of the largest exercises of its kind since World War II.

Much like they’ll have to do if called upon to strike Chinese military ships from the land in contested areas.

Todd South has written about crime, courts, government and the military for multiple publications since 2004 and was named a 2014 Pulitzer finalist for a co-written project on witness intimidation. Todd is a Marine veteran of the Iraq War.

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