Military units from Central Asian countries are currently participating in joint exercises called "Regional Cooperation 2023" in the U.S. state of Montana. These exercises involve servicemembers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the United States, as reported by Sarbaz.kz, citing Interfax.
According to the U.S. Central Command's website, American participants in the exercises come from across the country, including soldiers and aviators from Arizona, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, and the Virginia National Guard.
“The exercises aim to strengthen relations between participating countries and enhance their collective capabilities and cooperation,” as stated in the announcement.
More than 230 participants at Fort Harrison are initially building a knowledge base about the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP). Subsequently, after the official commencement of the exercises, U.S. and partner nation personnel collaboratively respond to threats to international security.
"RC23 participants will face scenarios designed to enhance regional security and stability, increase national capabilities, refine methods and procedures for countering weapons of mass destruction, terrorist elements, and narcotics, as well as improve functional interoperability and information sharing," the website reports.