Joint Cooperation 18 builds U.S., NATO civil-military cooperation
A sign indicating the location of a German Bundeswehr civil-military cooperation center sits in the window of a building in Nienburg, Germany, Nov. 14. The building was being used as part of Joint Cooperation 18, Nov. 9-16, in Nienburg, Germany. Joint Cooperation is NATO’s largest civil-military exercise in Europe. The exercise places military, civilian, and non-governmental agencies in the fictional country of Framland which has requested NATO assistance under Article 4 of the treaty.