Friday, May 23, 2014

Well, Clearly Not That Eager

Six thousand American troops will begin exercises in Jordan this Sunday:

Eager Lion involves a total of more than 12,500 troops from more than 20 countries, Cmdr. William Speaks told Military Times on Tuesday. The major U.S. units taking part include the Army’s 17th Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Armored Division; the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade; elements of the Navy’s Task Force 51/59; and the 407th Air Expeditionary Group.

No troops will remain behind, as F-16s and Patriot air defense missiles did last year to help protect Jordan should Syria act against Jordan for working with Syrian rebels in the south.

No word if equipment will be left behind, however.