March 20, 2015
Release # 20150304
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla. — Improving interoperability is often touted by exercise
organizers and senior leaders as one of the benefits in bringing together a
cross section of militaries.
With about 5,500 troops from 29 nations taking part in Eagle Resolve in
Kuwait this month, many opportunities presented themselves for increasing
the ability of militaries to work together.
"Everybody brings something different to the fight, but it's only effective
if you know how to use their skills and expertise," said U.S. Air Force Maj.
Gen. Rick Mattson, U.S. Central Command's director of exercises and training
and the U.S. exercise director for Eagle Resolve.
Since its inception in 1999, Eagle Resolve has been a venue for the U.S. and
Arabian Gulf countries to partner with militaries from North and South
America, Europe and Asia - all regions are represented at this year's
exercise - and address their collective security concerns in a relatively
In addition to Kuwait and the United States, the other 27 nations taking
part in Eagle Resolve include: Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United
Arab Emirates, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Denmark,
Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the
Eagle Resolve products, including video of a simulated hostage rescue and
other tactical demonstrations, are available from the Defense Video and
Imagery Distribution System at: