On April 6, the military exercise Steppe Eagle–2015 officially began with an opening ceremony at Kazakhstan’s Ilisky Training Area. Kazakhstan’s Airmobile Forces commander General-Major Daulet Ospanov remarked, “The experience gained by our soldiers is very valuable.” While the United States’ defense attaché to Kazakhstan, Colonel Andrew Berrier added, “All partners in Steppe Eagle share a unifying vision of contributing to peace and stability around the world, and to ease the suffering of those less fortunate. It is this common commitment to UN [United Nations] principles that sets Steppe Eagle apart as a unique venue for cooperation” (Army.mil, April 8).
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Source: The Jamestown Foundation