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Exercise Justified Accord 2018: Sitting on the coast of Lake Victoria, Jinja is home to the source of the River Nile, the longest river in the world. It’s also home to the planning and preparation for a multinational peacekeeping exercise.

Military planners from the United States, Uganda, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom converged here Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 to continue the planning and preparation for the second annual U.S. Army Africa-led exercise Justified Accord 2018, scheduled to take place in June.

JA18 is a command post exercise that brings the military partners of East Africa, along with participants from the United States, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, together to exercise peacekeeping operations that would be accomplished by a headquarters staff.

This is the second Justified Accord exercise and will be hosted by the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF). The scenario planned for the command post exercise reflects ongoing peacekeeping operations being conducted in Africa.

Uganda has been a troop contributing country to multiple operations in the region to counter violent extremist organizations.

“The UPDF is a very reliable partner in the fight against terrorism,” said Brig. Gen. J.A. Bakasumba, commandant of the Peacekeeping Support Operations Singo.

“We have the political will and there is the capability and experience of our forces,” said Bakasumba. Read more

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Exercise Justified Accord 2018: Sitting on the coast of Lake Victoria, Jinja is home to the source of the River Nile, the longest river in the world. It’s also home to the planning and preparation for a multinational peacekeeping exercise. 

Military planners from the United States, Uganda, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom converged here Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 to continue the planning and preparation for the second annual U.S. Army Africa-led exercise Justified Accord 2018, scheduled to take place in June. 

JA18 is a command post exercise that brings the military partners of East Africa, along with participants from the United States, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, together to exercise peacekeeping operations that would be accomplished by a headquarters staff. 

This is the second Justified Accord exercise and will be hosted by the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF). The scenario planned for the command post exercise reflects ongoing peacekeeping operations being conducted in Africa.