“The purpose of the exercise is to deepen coordination and interaction between military units, assist in the exchange of skills and capabilities, improve efficiency for peacekeeping operations and counter-insurgency operations,” the Georgian Defense Ministry quoted the message “News-Georgia".
From Georgia, 450 troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade of the Ground Forces take part in the exercises. The US Army is represented by 350 marines and an anti-terrorism battalion.
Representatives of the US Army have already declared their "interest in joint exercises" and stressed that they will favorably affect US-Georgian relations.
Agile Spirit teachings are featured in the annual training curriculum. Now, US marines will train Georgian troops to carry out combat missions during the peacekeeping campaign in Afghanistan.