“At the invitation of the Serbian government, U.S. Army paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, will conduct a bilateral Serbian and U.S. airborne exercise this week.

Exercise Double Eagle begins on November 17 at Batajnica Airfield, in Belgrade.

Double Eagle is designed to enhance U.S. and Serbian relationships, foster areas of mutual interest and contribute to regional security and peace, U.S. European Command officials said…

Meanwhile, neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina moved to develop closer ties with NATO as a delegation of the NATO Military Committee residing in Sarajevo visited the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces on November 14.

General Petr Pavel, the chairman of the NATO Military Committee, called for unity in light of new moves by Russia in the region, as well as the threats posed by terrorism and migration.

Bosnian Defense Minister Marina Pendes stressed that he expected Bosnia will be granted approval by the end of the year to activate a NATO Membership Action Plan.” (RFERL)