Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 71

Nearly 1,000soldiers from 14 former Warsaw Pact and ex-Soviet countries, includingthe three Baltic states and the CIS member countries Ukraine,Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, are participating from August 8 through26 in the joint exercise Cooperative Nugget 95 at Fort Polk, Louisiana.The exercise, the first of its type in North America, is beingheld under the aegis of NATO’s Partnership for Peace program withthe participation of 3,700 military personnel from the Louisiana-basedJoint Readiness Training Center and from Canadian and Britishforces. US Secretary of Defense William Perry and Britain’s FieldMarshal Sir Richard Vincent, chairman of NATO’s military committee,spoke at the opening of the exercise, which practice peacekeepingmissions in realistic war situations.

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