It's also insane.
From Emirates 24/7, Feb. 15, 2015:
Biggest military exercise in region: UAE troops arrive in Saudi Arabia
Pakistan also sends troops to participate in military exercises
Vanguards of the UAE Armed Forces today arrived in Saudi Arabia to participate in the military exercise dubbed ‘North Thunder’ at the King Khalid Military City in Hafar Al-Batin City in North of Saudi Arabia.The numbers being thrown around are 350K troops, 2,540 warplanes, 20,000 tanks and 460 helicopters but some, such as the Jordanians. have said they won't fight except under U.S. senior officers.
Saudi Arabia has teamed up with 20 other Arab, Islamic and friendly nations to launch the biggest military exercise ever staged in the region. The Peninsula Shield Force is also involved in the exercise.
Participating countries in the manoeuvre are: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Senegal, Sudan, The Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Chad, Tunisia, Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Malaysia, Mauritania and Mauritius.
The exercise constitutes the largest of its kind in terms of the diverse, advanced military equipment and machineries which reflect the qualitative and quantitative spectrum of ground, air and naval forces of the participating countries.
The three-week exercise aims to consolidate military interoperability co-operation between Gulf, Arab and Islamic countries and upgrade combat readiness and efficiency.
Pakistan sends troops to participate in military exercises
Pakistan has sent its troops to participate in military exercises (North Thunder) in Saudi Arabia.
According to Foreign Office spokesperson Pakistani forces would be part of a multinational military exercises....MORE
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