I was actually over there (in Amhman, Jordan) in May of 2012 for Exercise Eager
Lion 2012. 2012 was the first time we added multi-national airpower to the
exercise. We had U.S. F-15Cs, AV-8Bs, F-18s, KC-130s, UH-1s, AH-1s, HH-60s,
UV-22s, and a smattering of other airframes from U.S. forces plus aircraft from
Jordanian, Saudi Arabian and even Iraqi forces. Working with the Jordanian
Royal Air Force guys was pretty cool once you got through a bit of a language
barrier (English is the international language of aviation but they don't
speak English as well as a native American). I got lucky and was
billeted in a 4-star hotel in Ahman. Some of the other guys I worked with
stayed in tents. Along with my accomodations I received a massive per diem
amount and made a chunk of money for a 32-day deployment.Not a bad
gig but I'm glad I only had to go once!
Why do we protect the Jordan border, but not ours? Seems we give guns to
Mexican cartels, who kill our people, and allow mid-easterners to enter, and
bomb Boston, and shoot soldiers at Fort Hood.How many borders in the
world, are we defending?