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US kicks off Central Partnership Station exercise in Lebanon amid soaring anti-American sentiments

The United States is conducting its first-ever Central Partnership Station mission in Lebanon to “build partner capacity” in the region and “do some humanitarian work” amid growing calls for the expulsion of all American forces from regional countries in the aftermath of the disastrous US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

According to the US 5th Fleet’s spokesman Cmdr. Tim Hawkins, the fleet’s Central Partnership Station exercise in Lebanon would grow the Lebanese Armed Forces’ ability to conduct missions like mine countermeasures, naval construction and disaster-related public health activities, as well as deliver goods like baby formula to the Mediterranean country.

“The fact that [US Naval Forces Central Command] is conducting its first-ever Central Partnership Station mission is a testament to the success and the effectiveness of those previously established efforts in other regions,” Hawkins told Defense News on Tuesday.

“We’re doing it in the Middle East because we recognize that there’s an opportunity to build partner capacity as well as do some humanitarian work that is needed.”

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