U.S., Dominican Republic Conduct Military Exercise Fused Response 2011
By Dialogo March 09, 2011 United States and Dominican Republic security forces will be conducting a military exercise named Fused Response 2011 from March 7-11. Fused Response is a Chairman-Joint Chief of Staff (CJCS)-approved, U.S. Southern Command-sponsored military exercise conducted by Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH). The exercise will involve a joint contingent of U.S. and Dominican Republic military personnel with approximately 250 security personnel participating in the event. Training conducted in Fused Response will consist of staff planning, reconnaissance, and other Special Operations training intended to improve interoperability and skills necessary to combat terrorism and illicit trafficking. The Dominican Republic and the United States military frequently train together and enjoy solid working relationships.