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    Drills Galore: Lithuania, US to Hold Over a Dozen Joint Exercises

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    The Lithuanian and US military will hold over a dozen joint drills in the next two years, according to a cooperation memorandum the two countries’ top generals signed in Vilnius on Sunday.

    The document, inked by Lt. Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges, commander of US Army Europe, and Lithuanian Ground Forces Commander, Maj. General Almantas Leika, outlines a preliminary timetable of joint exercises in Lithuania and Eastern Europe to “demonstrate mutual commitment to strengthening collective security and ensuring better interoperability under US and NATO command.”

    The 2015-2017 joint exercises will be held in support of the US-led Operation Atlantic Resolve — an ongoing series of maritime and land-based drills to enhance and support NATO allies and partners as a response to what the West considers Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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