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U.S., Jordan Partner in Eager Lion Exercise

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

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TAMPA, Fla., May 13, 2016 — U.S. troops will partner with Jordanian military forces May 15-24 in Jordan during Exercise Eager Lion 16, one of U.S. Central Command's premier exercises, Centcom officials announced today.

Eager Lion 16 will consist of a week-long series of simulated scenarios to facilitate a coordinated partnered military response to conventional and unconventional threats, officials said.

The exercise scenarios will include border security, command and control, cyber defense and battlespace management, they added.

About 6,000 military personnel, including representatives from Centcom headquarters and its air, land and maritime components will support the exercise, officials said.