USA: UK, Dutch military equipment banned from exercises due to FMD fears
Large-scale military exercises due to take place at Fort Bliss in Texas next month may go ahead without equipment from Britain and the Netherlands, because of fears over the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). About 25,000 air and ground troops are expected to take part in the exercises between 15 and 30 June, arriving in Texas and New Mexico from the US, UK, Netherlands and Germany.
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