Eager Lion, a two-week, 22-nation exercise that includes 6,000 U.S. troops, has kicked off in Jordan.

In all, more than 12,000 personnel will take part.

This fourth annual Jordanian-led exercise focuses on a wide range of offensive and defensive operations that include disaster relief, strategic communication and rescue operations.

Officials say the training will use a wide variety of air, land and sea assets at multiple training areas throughout Jordan. […]