Infographic: African Lion and the Evolution of US-Morocco Security Cooperation

Caitlin Dearing Scott and Jordan Merran, MAC
May 17, 2015 

From May 15-22, soldiers from the US and Morocco will be joined by their counterparts from Germany, England, Tunisia, Mauritania, Senegal, Netherlands, and Belgium for African Lion – the “annually scheduled, bilateral U.S. and Moroccan sponsored exercise designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures.”

With 2,500 personnel, African Lion 2015 will be the largest planned exercise in its history and will include the US-Moroccan Air Force Joint Exercise “Majestic Eagle,” which will focus on aerial refueling and close air support training missions.

Here’s a look at the history of US-Morocco military relations since the launch of the African Lion exercise in the early 1990s. Click on the timeline dots to access the links.


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