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EDRE marks end of DEFENDER-Europe 20

14th July 2020 - 08:50 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy


The DEFENDER-Europe 20 exercise, disrupted by COVID-19, will culminate when a US-based combined arms battalion conducts an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) to Europe from 14 July to 22 August.

This EDRE is what the US DoD refers to as ‘a Dynamic Force Employment - a Department of Defense-directed, strategic deployment designed to test the Army’s ability to rapidly alert and deploy around the globe’.

DEFENDER-Europe 20 has been completely transformed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially planned to involve 37,000 participants from 18 nations with deployments to 10 countries, its early phases were cancelled and later events heavily

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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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