His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan met in Washington with Commander of US Central Command General Kenneth F. McKenzie (photo) and Commander of US Special Operations Command General Richard D. Clarke Jr.
At the meeting, held Thursday, discussions covered bolstering the strategic cooperation between Jordan and the United States in the military and security fields.
The meeting also covered developments in the region, as well as regional and international efforts to fight terrorism within a holistic approach, Petra news agency reported.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Jordanian Joint Chiefs of Staff, Major General Yousef Huneiti, attended on Thursday, the final phase of the tactical exercise “Lion’s Den,” which was carried out by the Northern Military Region, with the participation of the 1st Royal Guard Mechanized Infantry Brigade of the Central Military Region.
Huneiti was briefed by Jordan Armed Forces -Arab Army (JAF)’s Assistant for Operations and Training, and Commander of the Northern Military Region, on the drill’s operational and logistical activities, carried out to address simulated challenges in the future.
The 3-week drill included activities that simulated a controlled defensive battle, also unraveled impact of technological development on the operations environment, aimed to use drones, cyber warfare and e-jamming tactics, according to a JAF statement.
The drill aims to test the participating units’ operational and combat preparedness, their capabilities to plan, implement, and make decision during similar scenarios in traditional and non-traditional military operations, said the statement.
In a meeting with the participating personnel, Huneiti praised their “distinguished” level, “high” efficiency and professionalism in carrying out the exercise.