DEFENSE

Greece, US conduct joint exercises off Crete

Greece, US conduct joint exercises off Crete

The Greek Armed Forces conduct naval exercises with the USS Porter destroyer off southern Crete, in a photograph released on Saturday. The bilateral exercises “offered a great opportunity to demonstrate interoperability between our forces and further deepen our countries’ military-to-military relationship, which is at a historic high point,” US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said of the February 19 drills. They build “upon decades of cooperation with our NATO ally Greece, so that we can be a credible force that can assure, deter and defend our interests in an increasingly complex security environment,” added Porter Commander Thomas Ralston. [InTime News]