CARAT 2014 unites US, Malaysia

A bilateral exercise highlights the growing cooperation between the US and Malaysian militaries.

CARAT 2014: Advancing the US-Malaysia Partnership

By Justin Goldman

A bilateral exercise highlights the growing cooperation between the US and Malaysian militaries.

Each year, for the last 20 years, U.S. Naval forces conduct an annual bilateral exercise series with their counterparts from several regional countries. Called Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), this year’s evolution with Malaysia clearly reflected the growing relationship between the two militaries.

According to U.S. Navy Captain Fred Kacher, Deputy Commander of Destroyer Squadron Seven, CARAT is their premier exercise series in Southeast Asia, a region on the rise and one where the Navy expects to play a larger role in the future.

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Source: thediplomat.com

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