NATO EXERCISES TAKE PLACE IN ARMENIA
DEFENSE and SECURITY (Russia)
October 6, 2008 Monday
Cooperative Longbow/Lancer-2008 exercises take place on the territory
of Armenia in the framework of Partnership for Peace program. They will
last until October 20. More than 900 servicemen from 21 countries
participate in them. The exercises are commanded by Lieutenant
General Jon Gardner, deputy commander of central NATO base Heidelberg
representing the US armed forces.
The exercises are organized on the basis of the UN and NATO scenario
of actions for reaction to crises. It includes the evacuation of
civilians, antiterrorist operations and actions for stabilization.