Warsaw (Sydney Morning Herald)
The biggest military exercise in Eastern Europe since the Cold War kicked off in earnest Tuesday as roughly 2000 NATO paratroopers were set to fill the skies over Poland.
The operation, called Anakonda 2016, is billed as a Polish-led training exercise and will span roughly 10 days. More than 30,000 troops from 24 different countries, including non-NATO states such as Finland and Kosovo, are set to participate in a series of events spread across Poland.
The exercise is designed to emulate a ‘joint defensive operation on a large scale,’ according to a release by the US Army