Apr 6, 2014

Moroccan soldiers and U.S. Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, II Marine Expeditionary Force, form a unified shield line in response to simulated protesters during a capabilities demonstration for distinguished visitors durin African Lion 2014 in the Tifnit training ara of Morocco Apr 4, 2014. Exercise African Lion 14 is a multi-lateral and combined-joint exercise between the Kingdom of Morocco, the U.S. and other partner nations designed to strengthen relationships with participating countries by increasing understanding of each nation's military capabilities. The military-to-military portion of the exercise includes: command-post exercises with humanitarian aid and disaster relief themes; stability operations, such as nonlethal weapons training and respond-to-crisis drills; and an intelligence capability-building workshop.

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