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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 454-98
August 31, 1998

U.S.-KUWAITI FORCES TO PARTICIPATE IN EXERCISE INTRINSIC ACTION 98-3

Within the framework of the Defense Cooperation Agreement between Kuwait and the United States, members of U.S. Central Command's Army component and Kuwaiti armed forces will participate in Exercise Intrinsic Action 98-3 from Aug. 30 through mid-December 1998.

This exercise is designed to provide continued U.S. ground presence in Kuwait, improve interoperability and battle staff proficiency between U.S. and Kuwaiti armed forces, and enhance U.S. military force capabilities to rapidly deploy to the region.

The exercise will involve approximately 1,500 U.S. Army soldiers from elements of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Central Command, Ft. McPherson, Ga. and elements of the 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, Ga. The deployment will include a battalion task force, combat support units and combat service support units. The task force will deploy without equipment and will use prepositioned equipment in Kuwait.

The exercise represents an opportunity for U.S. Army forces to exercise with Kuwaiti armed forces in Kuwait while demonstrating U.S. capability and commitment to the region.

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