On May 11, an unprecedented two-week military exercise, “Noble Partner 2015,” began at the former Russian military base, Vaziani, in the suburb of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Russia withdrew its last military forces from Vaziani in 2007 (Civil Georgia, May 11).
Georgian and United States military units have taken part in joint military exercises in the past, both on a bilateral and multilateral basis, particularly as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Partnership for Peace (PfP) program. But the latest exercises are unique for several reasons.
First, the US military brought heavy military equipment to Georgia for the …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation