More than 6,000 U.S. troops in Jordan for multinational military exercise Eager Lion 2014 2005142
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|Tuesday, May 20, 2014 09:23 AM|
|More than 6,000 U.S. troops in Jordan for multinational military exercise Eager Lion 2014.|
U.S. troops will take part in a multinational military exercise in Jordan next week in a bid to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to security and stability in the region, the Pentagon said Monday, May 19, 2014. About 6,000 U.S. troops, along with those from more than 20 other nations, will hold the Eager Lion 14 exercise which will run from May 25 to June 8, Pentagon spokesman Steve Warren told reporters.
Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) exit a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) during an offload evolution in preparation of Exercise Eager Lion 2013.
An estimated of 3,000 Jordanian soldiers and some 3,200 troops from more than 20 partner-nations will also take part in the drill, Jordan's fourth annual large-scale multilateral military exercises.
This exercise, including flight operations and naval drills, will be carried out at military installations across Jordan and in international waters in the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea.
During the exercise, security challenges will be designed to strengthen relationships through a comprehensive, multinational approach, Pentagon officials were quoted by the American Forces Press Service as saying.
They added that the designed scenarios will address irregular warfare complexities; counterinsurgency; transition and reconstruction operations; anti-transnational crime; counterterrorism; law enforcement and civil-military operations.