August 8, 2020

Sea Breeze 2020 Exercise Aims to Deter Russia

Sea Breeze

More than 2,000 troops from eight countries took part in training exercise Sea Breeze 2020 in the Black Sea region. “Conducting operations in the Black Sea ensures stability throughout the region,” said the US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander.

More Contractors Than Troops Fight and Die in the Middle East

Since 2001, an estimated 8,000 military contractors for US companies have died on duty in the Middle East. That figure is 1,000 more than US troops who have been killed. About 53,000 US contractors were in the Middle East last year, compared with 35,000.