NATO, US Navy Aircraft Carrier To Start Exercise In Mediterranean,

Starting Monday, NATO partners, including the United States, kick off the 12-day maritime exercise ”Neptune Strike ’22” in the Mediterranean Sea, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said during a briefing Jan. 21. […]

Neptune Strike ’22 has been in the planning stages since 2020, Kirby said, though he told reporters that the current tensions in Europe due to the uncertainty about Russia’s intentions regarding Ukraine were considered when deciding whether to press on with the exercise.

“There was due consideration … given tensions right now, about our exercise posture,” he said. “After all that consideration and discussion with our NATO allies, the decision was made to move ahead.” Läs artikel