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Annual US-Jordan military exercise ends

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It began with a thunderous bombing run by high-flying B-52s and ended with a surge of ground forces firing automatic weapons and rockets against a bank of targets.

The massive display of military firepower in a desert range about 70 miles northeast of this port city on Monday was the culminating act of Eager Lion, an annual two-week exercise planned by U.S. Marines and the Jordanian military to reassure the Mideast kingdom of American military support.