Jordan wargames begin

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Patriot batteries, F-16s launch military exercise 'Eager Lion'

(RT) 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. ‘Eager Lion’ – which is being conducted only 120km from the Jordan-Syria border – is aimed at training personnel for the possibility of the Syrian civil war spilling into neighboring countries.


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Here we go....this ought to end well.


Good find. 4,500 US troops is pretty hefty. I find the operation name "Eager Lion" to be ominous. Rooskies sounding like the only rational great power as usual:

Keep packing the powder keg while you shine that Nobel Peace Prize, Obama.