Special-operations troops from Iraq, Jordan and the United States conduct an exercise as part of Eager Lion at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center in Amman, Jordan.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet deploys anti-missile flares during the Eager Lion multinational military maneuvers near Quweira, Jordan, last week. Jordan's prime minister says the country is hosting 900 U.S. military personnel to bolster its defense capabilities against potential threats from the Syrian civil war.
U.S. Marines watch a combined air and ground exercise during Eager Lion. Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said Saturday that 200 Americans are experts training for how to handle a chemical attack. He said the remaining 700 are manning Patriot missile defense systems and F-16 fighter jets, which Washington deployed earlier this month in case the Syrian civil war worsens.