Updated: 10-Oct-2001 Week of 1-7 October 2001

5 Oct 2001

Exercise Destined Glory 2001 curtailed

An annual maritime, air and amphibious exercise called "Exercise Destined Glory 2001", which started on 5 October, has been cut short. The naval assets being used to train NATO high readiness forces have been re-assigned to the Eastern Mediterranean in support of Article 5 operations.

Ten NATO countries were participating in this exercise in the south of Spain and the western Mediterranean: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. They exercise was due to finish on 23 October.