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Greece, US hold military exercise south of Crete

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The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) on Tuesday published photographic and video footage from a Greek-American naval and air force exercise that took place south of Crete on Monday.

The exercise included the participation of a Greek frigate and submarine, as well as sic F-16 fighter jets, along with American destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill, and navy helicopters from both sides.

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According to GEETHA, the exercise included initiatives for joint operational planning, defense, communications and information sharing, and “actively demonstrates the strong long-standing ties between the two countries.”

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In its announcement, it added that the exercise helped strengthen the “level of preparedness, engagement capability and cooperation” of the two sides.