African Lion, the bilateral US-Morocco sponsored military exercise is underway, with a second phase to commence in May:
The annual African Lion exercise between the United States and Morocco is currently underway, with 350 US service members and 150 soldiers of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces being joined by military contingents from Germany, England, Tunisia, Mauritania, and Senegal.
The first phase of the exercise kicked off earlier this month in Agadir and is focusing on intelligence capacity building, to be followed by the standing up of a Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) and plan for a simulated international crisis toward the overall goal of building combined military capabilities to strengthen cooperation and operational proficiency. Scenarios that focus on humanitarian aid, disaster relief, command and control etc. will be enacted, the US Marine Corps said…[Full Story]