U.S. Navy Conducts Gulf Exercise
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- The U.S. Navy has completed an exercise in the Gulf.
The U.S. Fifth Fleet concluded a five-day exercise with Bahrain and
Britain designed to protect maritime assets. Officials said the exercise,
titled "Exercise Stake Net," focused on protecting energy assets from
"The aim of Exercise Stake Net is to practice the tactics and procedures
of protecting maritime infrastructure such as gas and oil installations,"
Fifth Fleet Commodore Peter Hudson, commander of Combined Task Force-152,
Officials said the exercise, which ended on July 8, took place in the
central and southern Gulf in an effort to improve interoperability between
naval forces. Bahrain has been the only Gulf Cooperation Council state
involved in CFT-152.