[As released by the U.S. Department of Defense]
Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little regarding Eager Lion Follow-on Presence
Secretary Hagel has approved a request from the Kingdom of Jordan for a detachment of F-16s and Patriot Missiles to remain in Jordan following the conclusion of the Eager Lion Exercise next week. All other U.S. personnel assigned to Jordan for Eager Lion will depart at the conclusion of the exercise. The United States enjoys a long-standing partnership with Jordan and is committed to its defense.