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    Exercise Leading Edge 13 Fact Sheet

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    Courtesy Photo | LEADING EDGE 13 is a United Arab Emirates and U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)...... read more read more

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    01.30.2013

    Courtesy Story

    Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade

    ABU DHABI, UAE - EXERCISE BASIC DATA

    NAME: Leading Edge 13

    TYPE: Multinational Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Exercise

    EXECUTION DATES: 27 January – 8 February 2013

    LOCATION: Abu Dhabi, UAE

    PARTICIPATING NATIONS: Currently 29 delegations participating

    • LEADING EDGE 13 will take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from Jan. 27-Feb. 7, 2013.

    • Opening Ceremony and Press Conference is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2013

    • The total number of U.S. forces participating is approximately 125.

    • Total participating Partner Nations participating are more than 25.

    • The total participants in LEADING EDGE 13 are approximately 450.

    CONCEPT AND SCALE OF THE EXERCISE
    LEADING EDGE 13 is a United Arab Emirates and U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) executed and Inter-Agency (IA) supported biennial multilateral Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) exercise focused on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) interdiction. The exercise is designed to increase capabilities with partner nations to deter and disrupt movement of WMD-related material, technology, expertise and equipment. Partner nations will exercise to address the challenges of suspect material inspection, discharge and disposition. The exercise focuses on the benefits of PSI endorsement for regional partners, reinforces national interdiction processes, and forges interdiction cooperation pathways. LEADING EDGE has been conducted twice previously in October 2006 and January 2010.
    LEADING EDGE 13 consists of a multilateral Field Training Exercise (FTX) and a Table Top Exercise (TTX) conducted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The exercise involves relevant agencies (military, law enforcement, customs, energy, finance, commerce, and industry) that link PSI actions to United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) compliance, provides PSI focused workshops and seminars, and enhances interdiction decision making at the operational and strategic levels.

    CONTACT DETAILS:
    LEADING EDGE PAOs:
    LT Khaleel (UAE), +971.502.08.6655; Email: khalil.alkaabi@gmail.com
    LTC T.G. Taylor (US), +971.056.370.6408; Email: tg.taylor@centcom.mil
    LEADING EDGE Combined Press Information Center (Cell) +971.563.70.6425; Email: leadingedgecpic@gmail.com

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    Date Taken: 01.30.2013
    Date Posted: 01.31.2013 09:09
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