Second Stage Interoperability: NATO Trains For Combat In Europe

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Second Stage Interoperability: NATO Trains For Combat In Europe
Rick Rozoff

U.S. Army Europe is currently conducting a fifteen-nation, 4,000-troop military exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area in Germany, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in that Bavarian city.

The war games, code-named Combined Resolve-II, involve military personnel from thirteen European nations and one pseudo-nation, Kosovo.

All fifteen parties involved were identified on NATO’s Allied Command Operations website as NATO allies (members) and partners (prospective members) « training for future operations. »

This is perhaps the first time that the 28-nation, U.S.-controlled military bloc has acknowledged Kosovo as an alliance partner, although the latter’s fledgling army, the Kosovo Security Force, was created by NATO’s Kosovo Force (KFOR) and has been trained and provided with arms, armored vehicles and even uniforms by NATO as a whole and by respective member states of the bloc.

One of the other NATO partners, a member of…

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