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IMS Press

18 May 2001

Initial Exercise Press Release
Exercise Cooperative Tide 2001

The Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT), General William F. Kernan, announced today that military personnel from 12 nations will participate in a NATO- Partnership for Peace command post exercise in May 2001. Exercise COOPERATIVE TIDE 2001 (CT 01) will be conducted May 14-23 in Newport News, Virginia, United States.

The aim of CT 01 is to train NATO and Partner staff officers in Naval Coastal Warfare procedures by using a Peace Support Operations scenario in accordance with NATO doctrine. The exercise will demonstrate the synergy between coastal defence techniques and naval mine countermeasures. Additionally, CT 01 aims to show the coordination between coastal defence techniques and naval control of shipping, particularly in the area of port control.

Five NATO nations (Belgium, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States) are expected to participate together with seven Partner nations (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine).

For additional information on CT 01, contact:
LT Thurraya S. Barnwell,
Allied Command Atlantic Public Information Office,
TEL:(757) 445-3600, email pio@saclant.nato.int.

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