US military deploys 500 forces to Georgia for Agile Spiri drills

US military deploys 500 forces to Georgia for Agile Spiri drills

About 500 US service members have arrived in the Republic of Georgia for an annual multinational military exercise, the Department of Defense announced in a press release on Wednesday, Sputnik reports.

"This is the seventh iteration of the annually scheduled multilateral exercise designed to enhance US, Georgian and regional partner interoperability and strengthen understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures," the release stated.

Units from the US Marine Corps and Army will participate in the drill, along with approximately 1,000 service members from the Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Latvian, Romanian and Ukrainian armed forces, the release said.

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