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    US, Gulf States Wrap Up 'Eagle Resolve' War Games in Kuwait

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    The joint military drills involving the troops from the United States and the Gulf states have come to conclusion in Kuwait, US Central Command said in a press release on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — More than 3,000 personnel from Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and United States are completing three weeks of military exercises that included chemical warfare defenses, border security and counterterrorism, the CENTCOM stated.

    "We are concerned about defending our Gulf, defending ourselves, our states and our nations," Kuwaiti Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed Khaled Al-Khader stated. "What is important for us is our continuous training so we can achieve the required level of fighting readiness."

    Since 1999, the Eagle Resolve exercises have become the leading military engagement between the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council member nations, the release explained.

    Eagle Resolve’s goal is to collectively address regional challenges that are associated with asymmetric warfare, such as terrorist attacks, in an otherwise low-risk setting.

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