The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on April 4th, 1949. The organization constitutes a system of collective defense whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.
Exercise Anakonda 2016 (AN16) is one of the U.S. Army’s premier multinational training events in Europe. AN16 is a Polish national exercise that seeks to train, exercise and integrate Polish national command and force structures into an allied, joint, multinational environment.
This exercise further supports assurance and deterrence measures by demonstrating allied defense capabilities to deploy, mass, and sustain combat power. Footage shows soldiers infill via ground and air with helicopters fast roping into the combat training zone and simulating firefights under the eyes of NATO and Russian officials who were invited to visit the exercise.
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