The largest ever anti-terror exercise in Greece starts today and will last until December 7.
Held in Crete, in the ports of Souda and Iraklio, the exercise, codenamed “Jackal Stone,” is the annual exercise of the US Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) which will include special forces from the Greek police and Coast Guard.
The general command is exercised by the US commander at the Souda Bay Naval base, the most prominent such base for the US and NATO in the Eastern Mediterranean.
This exercise takes place in a different country each year. When staged in Germany, more than 900 US Special Forces and similar forces from 8 European countries took part.