Top military commanders said the US and Jordan will conduct a large-scale military exercise next month.
Jordan's Petra news agency reported that the drills will involve 17 other countries. The goals are strengthening military ties and improving coordinated handling of threats, terrorism and crises.
The visiting chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, discussed the maneuvers Sunday with his Jordanian counterpart, Lt. Gen. Mashal Mohammed Zabin.
The drills are called "Eager Lion." They are set for May 7th to May 28th. Petra said they would be Jordan's largest, involving 8,000 participants from five continents.
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