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  • [USS] Kearsarge ARG and 26 MEU Begin Eager Lion [Jordan]

    06/14/2013 5:13:17 PM PDT · by jjotto · 10 replies
    America's Navy ^ | 6/11/2013 | USS Kearsarge Public Affairs
    AQABA, Jordan (NNS) -- The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSG ARG) and embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) commenced their participation in Exercise Eager Lion 2013, June 9. Eager Lion is a multilateral exercise held annually in Jordan, and is a continued effort to support military-to-military partnerships and enhance security and stability in the region. "International exercises like these are important because they strengthen ties and promote interoperability between countries," said Amphibious Squadron Four commodore, Capt. Brad Skillman. "We are delighted to be working with our JAF long-time partners and we are looking forward to a valuable,...
  • Jordan wargames: Patriot batteries, F-16s and 4,500 US troops near Syrian border

    06/14/2013 6:03:46 PM PDT · by ncfool · 18 replies
    RT.Com ^ | June 13, 2013 | unknown
    Multinational military exercise 'Eager Lion' has been launched in Jordan amid condemnation from neighboring Syria and its ally Russia. The US brings Patriot missile batteries to the Syrian border, which could remain deployed afterwards. The exercises will last for 12 days, bringing together about 8,000 personnel from 19 countries, mostly Arabic, but also including the US and Europe. The maneuvers will also involve some 3,000 Jordanian and 500 British troops.
  • Tanks in Beirut as Syria protest leaves one dead

    06/09/2013 7:02:00 PM PDT · by haffast · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jun 9, 2013 7:54pm EDT | Laila Bassam
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese troops blocked streets in Beirut with tanks and barbed wire for several hours on Sunday after the killing of a protester outside the Iranian embassy raised factional tensions already inflamed by the war in Syria. The man died during a clash between rival groups of Shi'ite Muslims after militiamen from the Iranian-backed Hezbollah movement opened fire when protesters drew up at the embassy, the latest sign of Syria's violence spilling over to its neighbors. In Syria itself, fighting intensified in the north, where rebels said President Bashar al-Assad's forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies were preparing...
  • ‘US close to OK on arming Syrian rebels’

    06/09/2013 5:45:40 PM PDT · by haffast · 36 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 10, 2013, 2:34 am | Bradley Klapper
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Moved by the Assad regime’s rapid advance, the Obama administration could decide this week to approve lethal aid for the beleaguered Syrian rebels and will weigh the merits of a less likely move to send in U.S. airpower to enforce a no-fly zone over the civil war-wracked nation, officials said Sunday. White House meetings are planned over the coming days, as Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government forces are apparently poised for an attack on the key city of Homs, which could cut off Syria’s armed opposition from the south of the country. As many as 5,000 Hezbollah...