Capacity Building: includes articles on any bilateral or multilateral effort to reinforce a partner nation military's strengths. For example, any joint training effort, operation, exercise, seminar, etc. that shows the willingness of the United States to support its partners by sharing their knowledge and experience in certain areas that will make the partner nations better prepared to respond to their country's challenges themselves. These include medical readiness exercises (MEDRETEs), seminars, subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs), or any joint learning effort among partner nations.
MARFORSOUTH Trains Salvadoran Marine Battalion
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South (MARFORSOUTH) is set to expand its training program for the Salvadoran Naval Force’s (FNES, in Spanish) Marine Battalion (BIM, in Spanish), to increase tactical and operational skills of elite groups in the fight against narcotrafficking networks and transnational criminal groups, such as the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 gangs.
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