Forging Saber underway

The drills are an illustration of the longstanding defense ties between the two sides.

Biggest US-Singapore Forging Saber Military Exercise Now Underway

By Prashanth Parameswaran]

On November 28, the United States and Singapore began carrying out the sixth iteration of a key integrated, live-firing exercise. The drills, which will last until December 13, were an illustration of the longstanding defense ties between the two sides and the importance of these interactions for the strengthening of the city-state’s defense capabilities given its own space constraints at home.

As I have written before, the United States and Singapore have long viewed each other as vital strategic partners, and that extends to the security realm as wells (“Strengthening the U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership”). The United States is a key supplier of defense technology and facilities for military training for Singapore, while the city-state is a valuable regional partner that across a range of issues from counterterrorism to maritime security while also hosting a U.S. Navy logistics command unit that coordinates regional operations.

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