|Updated: 05-Jun-2001||NATO Press Releases|
(2001) 081 5 June 2001
NATO/WEU Press Release
JES 01 is a WEU-led Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) related exercise using NATO assets and capabilities and in particular requiring a CJTF Headquarters, under the political control and strategic direction of the WEU Council.
The exercise is based on a lead in scenario, which portrays a WEU led (Petersberg) UN-mandated Peace Support Operation (PSO) in fictitious "Kiloland" an island country located off the west African coast.
This is an exercise study(1), as such no troops will be deployed.
The aim of the exercise study is to enhance interoperability and develop joint WEU-NATO procedures for establishing and operating a strategic level Operation HQ (OHQ) and to provide general guidelines for operational planning for a WEU-led Combined Joint Task Force related operation using NATO assets and capabilities.
The exercise study is open to all the NATO and WEU nations. The Partnership for Peace (PfP) Program nations, representatives from the UN and the European Union (EU) are invited to send observers to the Netherlands.
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